• The Semitic Family is part of the larger Afro-Asiatic Family. • This family’s internal groupings are highly contested: long recorded histories for some, but not all. • Major “Branches”: • Semitic • Berber • Egyptian • Chadic • Cushitic • Omotic (controversial; likely)
In Ethiopia and Eritrea it evolved later into the Ge'ez script, which, with added symbols throughout the centuries, has been used to write Amharic, Tigrinya and Tigre, as well as other languages (including various Semitic, Cushitic, and Nilo-Saharan languages). Berber - also called Berbero-Libyan language group of languages that make up one of the constituent branches of the Afro-Asiatic (formerly Hamito-Semitic) language family; the other branches are Egyptian, Semitic, Cushitic, and Chadic. The Berber languages are spoken in scattered areas throughout northern Africa from Egypt westward to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Niger River northward to the Mediterranean Sea. The Egyptian is a Hamite (descedants of Ham). Their origin is Hamitic, it is not this fake Arab Semitic colonizer identity. DNA done in Cairo has recently re... Early Afro-Asiatic populations speaking proto-Semitic, proto-Cushitic and proto-Omotic languages would have diverged by the fourth or fifth millennium BC. Shortly afterwards, the proto-Cushitic and proto-Omotic groups would have settled in the Ethiopian highlands, with the proto-Semitic speakers crossing the Sinai Peninsula into Asia Minor .
About 495 million people speak an Afroasiatic language as their first language. There are six branches of the language family: Berber, Chadic, Cushitic, Egyptian, Omotic and Semitic. The most spoken language is Arabic, a Semitic language. It has around 313 million native speakers.
Afro-Asiatic is a language family with member languages from northern Africa and the Middle East.