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(Encyclopedia)Sahara səhârˈə [Arab.,=desert], world's largest desert, c.3,500,000 sq mi (9,065,000 sq km), N Africa; the western part of a great arid zone that continues into SW Asia. Extending more than 3,000 ...

Western Sahara

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Western Sahara, territory (2015 est. pop. 526,000), 102,703 sq mi (266,000 sq km), NW Africa, occupied by Morocco. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west, on Morocco in the north, on Alge...

Gautier, Émile Félix

(Encyclopedia)Gautier, Émile Félix āmēlˈ fālēksˈ gōtyāˈ [key], 1864–1940, French geographer, an authority on Algiers, the Sahara, and the French African possessions. He explored W Madagascar (1892–94...


(Encyclopedia)Hoggar, mts, Africa: see Sahara.


(Encyclopedia)Ahaggar, mountains, Africa: see Sahara. ...


(Encyclopedia)Azbine, mtns, Africa: see Sahara.

Aïr Massif

(Encyclopedia)Aïr Massif or Aïr Mountains, Africa: see Sahara. ...


(Encyclopedia)Sahel sähĕlˈ [key], name applied to the semiarid region of Africa between the Sahara to the north and the savannas to the south, extending from Senegal and Mauritania on the west, through Mali, N B...

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