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Japhetite (in adjective form Japhethitic or Japhetic) in
The term has been used in modern times as a designation in
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The intended ethnic identity of these 'descendants of Japheth' is not certain; however, over history, they have been identified by Biblical scholars with various historical nations who were deemed to be descendants of Japheth and his sons — a practice dating back at least to the classical encounters of Jew with
Josephus detailed the nations supposed to have descended from the seven sons of Japheth.