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15 Levant and North Africa: Afroasiatic linguistic history

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. Václav Blažek

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm815

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Blažek, V. 2013. 15 Levant and North Africa: Afroasiatic linguistic history. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

This chapter examines the linguistic history of the Afroasiatic language family that spans much of the Near East and North Africa. It extends further the discussions of North African population history in chapters 12 and 14, and favors an Asian rather than African ultimate source for the whole Afroasiatic family.

Keywords:

  • linguistics;
  • Holocene;
  • Africa, Afroasiatic