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Covers the "Semitic" or ’Aramita + Amarinya set, part of the "Afro-Asiatic" or "Hamito-Semitic" intercontinental affinity.
Comprising 1 set of languages (= 24 outer languages) spoken by communities in Northern and Northeastern Africa and Western Asia, from the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean to the Black Sea and the Indian Ocean.
Including 1 arterial language: ’Arabiyya Mashriqi with ’Arabiyya Maghribi (Eastern Arabic with Western Arabic).
For certain reference-names in zone 12=, especially in the Arabic net [12-AAC], diacritics have been used as follows: subscript dot / (, (, ( / for velarised emphatic consonants; / / for the voiceless pharyngeal fricative; and overlining as in / _ / for long vowels.