- a Berber or Hamitic-speaking member of the Muslim nomads of the Sahara.
- 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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Examples from the Web for tuareg
Three times in the past two decades, Mali's army fought separatist fighters from the local Tuareg people to a draw.Africa's Small Arms Race
February 22, 2013
Azawad being the Tuareg name for the northern half of Mali, which is said to be around the size of Texas.No Quick Fix For Mali: French Troops Can’t End Crisis
William Lloyd George
January 30, 2013
The mix of al Qaeda in the Maghreb, Ansar al Dine, and the Tuareg rebels is combustible.Al Qaeda’s Dangerous Play in Mali
January 15, 2013
The combustible mix of AQIM, Ansar al Dine, and Tuareg rebels is complex and dangerous.Al Qaeda’s Arab Comeback: Capitalizing on Chaos in Syria, Mali
July 30, 2012
Lankester said that many of his Tuareg employees have left Timbuktu, Gao, and the surrounding cities.Mali: Islamists Destroy Historic City of Timbuktu
July 15, 2012
The average Tuareg is perfectly indifferent as to which he does.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania
Jewett Castello Gilson
Bob rode on up to the man and dismounted, to be met by the Tuareg.Captured by the Arabs
James H. Foster
So the slaves slip away from the Tuareg, and the Teda and Chaamba.Black Man's Burden
Dallas McCord Reynolds
As were the Tuareg before the coming of the cursed Franzawi and the other Nazrani.
At best, he could hold together a thousand Tuareg fighting men.
- plural -reg or -regs a member of a nomadic Berber people of the Sahara
- the dialect of Berber spoken by this people