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.

Origin of Tuareg

From the dialectal Arabic word Ṭawārig
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  1. plural -reg or -regs a member of a nomadic Berber people of the Sahara
  2. the dialect of Berber spoken by this people
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