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Sahel

Syllabification: Sa·hel
Pronunciation: /səˈhāl, -ˈhēl, -ˈhel
 
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Definition of Sahel in English:

A vast semiarid region of North Africa, south of the Sahara, that forms a transitional zone between the desert and the region known as Sudan.

Derivatives

Sahelian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • His formula for war was expansive: he collected discontented Sahelian Arabs and Tuaregs, armed them, and formed them into an Islamic Legion that served as the spearhead of his offensives.
  • For most, Niger is one of those arid and amorphous Sahelian countries that are made up largely and increasingly of shades of the Sahara.
  • Yet these migrations remain essential to the economy of Sahelian countries where livestock production accounts for 15 to 35% of gross domestic product and between 15 and 30% of export revenues.

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