[suhb-suh-har-uh n, -hair-uh n, -hahr-uh n]
- of, relating to, or in Africa south of the Sahara Desert: a sub-Saharan country; sub-Saharan peoples.
Origin of sub-Saharan
First recorded in 1960–65
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Examples from the Web for sub-saharan
“One-third of South Asians and more than half of all Sub-Saharan Africans suffer from malnutrition or undernutrition,” he writes.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
December 27, 2014
About one in three girls in sub-Saharan Africa experience sexual violence before turning 18.
This fate is unfortunately not rare for girls, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
A motley crew, to be sure: Islamic states, sub-Saharan Africa, China.At the United Nations, It’s Human Rights, Putin-Style
June 26, 2014
In sub-Saharan Africa, 400,000 to 500,000 people are at risk of contracting malaria.The Robot That Could Kill Malaria
May 8, 2014
- in, of, or relating to Africa south of the Sahara desert
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