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Sahara

Sa·har·a

 (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.

Sahara

(səˈhɑːrə)
n
(Placename) a desert in N Africa, extending from the Atlantic to the Red Sea and from the Mediterranean to central Mali, Niger, Chad, and the Sudan: the largest desert in the world, occupying over a quarter of Africa; rises to over 3300 m (11 000 ft) in the central mountain system of the Ahaggar and Tibesti massifs; large reserves of iron ore, oil, and natural gas. Area: 9 100 000 sq km (3 500 000 sq miles). Average annual rainfall: less than 254 mm (10 in.). Highest recorded temperature: 58°C (136.4°F)

Sa•har•a

(səˈhær ə, -ˈhɛər ə, -ˈhɑr ə)

n.
a desert in N Africa, extending from the Atlantic to the Nile valley. ab. 3,500,000 sq. mi. (9,065,000 sq. km).
Sa•har′an, Sa•har′i•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sahara - the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern AfricaSahara - the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
Libyan Desert - the northeastern part of the Sahara Desert in Libya and Egypt and Sudan
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Tuareg - a member of a nomadic Berber people of the Sahara
Translations
Sahara
Sahara
Sahara
Sahara
Szahara
サハラ砂漠
사하라
Saharaöknen
ทะเลทรายซาฮารา
sa mạc Sahara

Sahara

[səˈhɑːrə] NSáhara m
the Sahara Desertel (desierto del) Sáhara

Sahara

[səˈhɑːrə] n
the Sahara → le Sahara m

Sahara

nSahara f; the Sahara Desertdie (Wüste) Sahara

Sahara

[səˈhɑːrə] n the Sahara (Desert)il (deserto del) Sahara

Sahara

الصَحْراءُ الكُبْرى Sahara Sahara Sahara Σαχάρα Sahara Sahara Sahara Sahara Sahara サハラ砂漠 사하라 Sahara Sahara Sahara Saara, Sara Сахара Saharaöknen ทะเลทรายซาฮารา Sahra sa mạc Sahara 萨哈拉沙漠
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