Definition of Hamite in English:


Syllabification: Ham·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈhaˌmīt


  • A member of a group of North African peoples, including the ancient Egyptians and Berbers, supposedly descended from Ham, son of Noah.
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    • The Hamitic Hypothesis stated unequivocally that anything of value found in Africa was brought in by the Hamites who were allegedly a branch of the Caucasian race.
    • The Japhetites were considered to inhabit Europe; the Shemites resided in the region of the Pacific Ocean and the Near East; the Hamites were to be found in Africa.
    • Ham was to be the servant of Shem and Japheth, and Hamites have been the slaves of the world ever since.

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