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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.
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
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]
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|Noun||1.||Tuareg - a member of a nomadic Berber people of the Sahara|
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
|2.||Tuareg - 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