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Canaanites, people who settled Canaan, the biblical name for Palestine, c.3000 B.C. The chief inhabitants of this land until the Israelites defeated them c.1200 B.C., the Canaanites spoke a Semitic language whose writing system influenced the development of the ancient Hebrew alphabet.

See also: Canaan; Semites.

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