Definition of Tuareg in English:

Tuareg

Syllabification: Tua·reg
Pronunciation: /ˈtwäˌreg
 
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noun (plural same or Tuaregs)

  • A member of a Berber people of the western and central Sahara, living mainly in Algeria, Mali, Niger, and western Libya, traditionally as nomadic pastoralists.
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    • For centuries the nomadic Tuaregs of the Sahara, warned off by legends of diabolical fumes and flames, have avoided camping in the dry lake beds around Timbuktu, Mall.
    • Brutal raids against Tuaregs in Mali and Niger led many to abandon their countries and flee north to Algeria and Libya.
    • The Tuaregs occupied parts of Niger in the 11th century AD and their kingdom of Agadès grew during the 15th century.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Tuareg.
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    • Our analyses helped to establish the earliest possible date of manufacture and to identify the increasingly diverse trade network that enabled Tuareg craftsmen to use new materials in traditional ways.
    • There ethnicity was reinforced by later migrations between 800-1200 AD when the Air mountains may have fallen into the possession of new Tuareg tribes.
    • Accompanied by simple instruments and hand clapping, beautiful, austere melodies and vocals offer a rare glimpse into the ancient traditions of this vital group of Tuareg women.

Origin

from Arabic ṭawāriq.

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