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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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This volume of revenue exceeds the one achieved by the whole of 2017, Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts Salma Elloumi Rekik said at working session held Monday in Tunis on preparations for the high season of Saharan tourism and festivals in southern Tunisia, according to a statement released by the department Tuesday.
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Thomson Reuters has released the quarterly investment banking analysis for the Sub Saharan Africa region.
The stated objective of this collection of essays is to address a gap in the literature on Saharan Africa.
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.
Using radar imagery, a team of scientists led by Anne Osborne, a geochemist at the University of Bristol, discovered fossilised river channels weaving north from the central Saharan watershed into the Mediterranean.