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Tuareg

[ twah-reg ]

noun

  1. a Berber or Hamitic-speaking member of the Muslim nomads of the Sahara.
  2. the language of the Tuaregs, a Berber language of the Afroasiatic family.


Tuareg

/ ˈtwɑːrɛɡ /

noun

  1. -reg-regs a member of a nomadic Berber people of the Sahara
  2. the dialect of Berber spoken by this people


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Tuareg1

From the dialectal Arabic word Ṭawārig

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Example Sentences

Although I was chased across the Sahara desert by Tuareg bandits.

Another towering achievement, it’s a cinematic portal that sounds vaguely like a lost jam among the mid-’70s Grateful Dead, Tuareg guitar sorcerers Tinariwen, Nick Drake and if the sculptor Constantin Brancusi made beats.

Three times in the past two decades, Mali's army fought separatist fighters from the local Tuareg people to a draw.

Azawad being the Tuareg name for the northern half of Mali, which is said to be around the size of Texas.

The mix of al Qaeda in the Maghreb, Ansar al Dine, and the Tuareg rebels is combustible.

The combustible mix of AQIM, Ansar al Dine, and Tuareg rebels is complex and dangerous.

Lankester said that many of his Tuareg employees have left Timbuktu, Gao, and the surrounding cities.

Not twenty feet away sat a native, a Tuareg, with his back against a low rock.

Meanwhile the Tuareg had jumped in surprise at the sound of the gun and was now looking at his benefactor thankfully.

Bob was followed by about fifteen Tuareg warriors, all magnificent specimens of “desert knights.”

The Tuareg village was several miles away, but his fleet-footed camel covered the distance in no time.

He told of climbing to the top of the peak, of saving the Tuareg chieftain from death, and of getting the paper of Tuareg words.

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