Himyarite

/him"yeuh ruyt'/, n.
1. one of an ancient people of southern Arabia speaking a Semitic language.
2. a descendant of these people.
adj.
3. Himyaritic.
[1835-45; < Ar himyar (name of a tribe and an old dynasty of Yemen) + -ITE1]

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