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The Semitic languages are a branch of related languages originating in the Near-East and a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family.

The Semitic languages are a branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family which developed in the Middle East and have spread to adjacent areas, including North Africa and the Horn of Africa. Notable Semitic languages include Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic, Ge'ez, Amharic, and Maltese.

Use this tag for questions about Semitic languages in general, about the relationships between Semitic languages, or about how Semitic languages have influenced or been influenced by other language families (e.g. Indo-European, Turkic, etc.). For questions about a single Semitic language, prefer the specific language tag if one exists (e.g. or ), but keep in mind that usage questions are off-topic.