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Semitic

(less commonly), Shemitic
1. a branch or subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages that includes Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic, and such ancient languages as Akkadian and Phoenician
2. denoting, belonging to, or characteristic of any of the peoples speaking a Semitic language, esp the Jews or the Arabs
3. another word for Jewish
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Western Civilization, or Christendom, was cast when the ancient Semitic peoples met the other cultures situated around the Mediterranean Sea.
The intolerance of the Semitic peoples is the inevitable consequence of their monotheism.
At that time, he said, most of the island's residents were likely to be traders and Semitic peoples from the Syrio-Palestinian coast, although Karageorghis emphasised that modern ethnic distinctions are not applicable to the period.