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The term Semitemeans a member of any of various ancient and modern Semitic-speaking peoples originating in southwestern Asia, including; Akkadians (Assyrians andBabylonians), Eblaites, Ugarites, Canaanites, Phoenicians(including Carthaginians), Hebrews (Israelites, Judeans andSamaritans), Ahlamu, Arameans, Chaldeans, Amorites,Moabites, Edomites, Hyksos, Arabs, Nabateans, Maganites,Shebans, Sutu, Ubarites, Dilmunites, Maltese, Mandaeans,Sabians, Syriacs, Mhallami, Amalekites and Ethiopian Semites.

Semitic peoples are generally referred to by language and an ethnic group of peoples. In the past the language of the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Punic, Aramaic, ancient Hebrew, Arabic were among the semitic languages.

Using the ethnic classification of today's world, the two main groups of Semitic peoples are Arabic and modern day Jews.

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Who developed the first alphabet?

It is generally held to be the invention of a Semitic people in the middle east about 1800 B.C. It was spread by the Phoenicians and the Greek alphabet was derived from it.


Who were the Amorites?

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Is it true that the Hittites were a Semitic people who lived near modern Saudi Arabia?

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