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sub-Saharan Line breaks: sub-Saharan
Pronunciation: /sʌbsəˈhɑːrən/

Definition of sub-Saharan in English:


From or forming part of the African regions south of the Sahara desert.
Example sentences
  • Blackcaps spending the summer in northern and eastern Europe are wholly migratory and winter south to sub-Saharan Africa.
  • It's the introduction of an electronic medical record in one of the poorest regions of sub-Saharan Africa.
  • I mean, how bad is it compared with other regions in sub-Saharan Africa that are also in need?

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