How to Pronounce semite?

Correct pronunciation for the word "semite" is [sˈɛma͡ɪt], [sˈɛma‍ɪt], [s_ˈɛ_m_aɪ_t].

"Semite" in context

Semites are a distinct ethnic and linguistic group, most prominently found in Northern and Eastern Africa. Historically, they have mainly inhabited the countries of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, with a few scattered communities in Sudan, Oman, Syria and Jordan. The term 'Semite' is derived from Shem, the father figure of those mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Their languages are of the Afro-Asiatic language family and include Arabic, Maltese, Amharic, Tigre and Tigrinya.

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