Genesis 15:20, ancient inhabitants of Palestine, who had mingled with the Canaanites, or were themselves descendants of Canaan. They appear to have dwelt in the center of Canaan, Genesis 34.30; Joshua 11.3; 17.15; Judges 1.4-5; but there were some of them on each side of the river Jordan, in the mountains, and in the plains. In several places of Scripture, the Canaanites and Perizzites are mentioned as the chief people of the country; as in the time of Abraham and Lot, Genesis 13:7. Some remnants of this race existed in Solomon’s day, and were subjected by him to a tribute of service, 1 Kings 9:20. See CANAANITES.