Tuareg


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Tua·reg

 (twä′rĕg′)
n. pl. Tuareg or Tua·regs
A member of a traditionally Muslim, Berber-speaking people inhabiting the western and central Sahara and western Sahel of northwest Africa.

[Arabic ṭawāriq.]

Tuareg

(ˈtwɑːrɛɡ)
npl -reg or -regs
1. (Peoples) a member of a nomadic Berber people of the Sahara
2. (Languages) the dialect of Berber spoken by this people

Tua•reg

(ˈtwɑ rɛg)

n.
1. a member of a traditionally pastoral people of the Sahara and Sahel, living mainly in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, S Algeria, and SW Libya.
2. the Berber language of the Tuaregs.
[1815–25; < dial. Arabic ṭawārig]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tuareg - a member of a nomadic Berber people of the SaharaTuareg - a member of a nomadic Berber people of the Sahara
Sahara, Sahara Desert - the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
2.Tuareg - the dialect of Berber spoken by the TuaregTuareg - the dialect of Berber spoken by the Tuareg
Berber - a cluster of related dialects that were once the major language of northern Africa west of Egypt; now spoken mostly in Morocco
Translations
Targui
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PARIS, May 12 (KUNA) -- The French government on Tuesday strongly condemned an attack Monday it claims was carried out by Tuareg tribesmen in northern Mali and which is said to have killed eleven Malian troops.
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