- the arid area on the S flank of the Sahara desert that stretches across six countries from Senegal to Chad.
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Contemporary Examples of sahel
The stronghold in Mali was to be the centerpiece of a larger Qaeda emirate across the Sahel from Mauretania to Nigeria.Al Qaeda Comeback
April 12, 2013
The Sahel has been degraded by human use, not natural desertification; the natural process has been the reverse.The Upside to Global Warming
August 26, 2011
Historical Examples of sahel
The children of the Sahel do not injure their guests; I have travelled since morning fasting; hunger will make the fawn brave.The Arab's Pledge
Edward L. Mitford
From 1861 onward, Fromentin deserted the Sahara in favour of Sahel, exchanged the consuming heat of summer for a milder sunshine.Fromentin
In a few minutes he was speeding over the Sahel hills in the direction of Frais Vallon.The Pirate City
In the Sahel, the prevailing east winds drive the sand-ocean with a progressive westward motion.Man and Nature
George P. Marsh
The coast plain west of Algiers, the Sahel properly called, is in strong contrast with the cultivated plain of the Mitidja.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets
from Arabic sahil "sea coast, shore." Originally in reference to the coastal region. Related: Sahelian.