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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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