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 (sə-hâr′ə, -hăr′ə, -hä′rə)
A vast desert of northern Africa extending east from the Atlantic coast to the Red Sea and south from the Atlas Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea to the Sahel. About 5,000 to 10,000 years ago, the Sahara was a region of savanna vegetation and extensive surface water, most of which had disappeared by Roman times. Introduction of the camel (probably in the first century ad) led to occupation by nomadic tribes who moved from oasis to oasis in search of water.

Sa·har′an adj. & n.


(Languages) a group of languages spoken in parts of Chad and adjacent countries, now generally regarded as forming a branch of the Nilo-Saharan family
1. (Languages) relating to or belonging to this group of languages
2. (Placename) of or relating to the Sahara
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Saharan - a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in parts of ChadSaharan - a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in parts of Chad
Nilo-Saharan, Nilo-Saharan language - a family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania
Adj.1.Saharan - of or relating to or located in the Sahara Desert
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Far to the south rose the dim lines of the Saharan Atlas range.
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The study shows how the under-served financial services markets in Sub- Saharan Africa offer vast opportunities.
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Summary: The development of solar energy use in Saharan agriculture was highlighted as one of sustainable development objectives at a scientific symposium Sunday in Ghardaia (600 km south of Algiers).
There are thought to be fewer than 250 adult Northwest African or Saharan cheetahs, making the subspecies critically endangered, but very little is known about the cat.
The Amazonian rainforest depends on Saharan dust for many of its nutrients, including iron and phosphorus (SN: 9/29/01, p.
appointed Aziz Rahman as head of its corporate finance business for Sub Saharan Africa, replacing Martin Mugambi, who took over as the head of the US bank's Zambia operations late in 2014.
Global Banking News-February 11, 2015--Citigroup names corporate finance head for Sub Saharan Africa
Summary: An international colloquium on the "development of Saharan agriculture by the use of solar energy and its impact on environment and climate change" will be held on 20- 21 February in GhardaE[macron]a.
The data tentatively support an early date of Saharan domestication, they add.