Definitions for sahelsəˈheɪl, -ˈhil

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sahel

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Sahel(ProperNoun)

    a region in Africa, between the Sahara to the north and a more humid zone (Sudan) to the south.

  2. Origin: From Arabic sahil "border of the desert".

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Sahel

    The Sahel[p] is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition, in Africa, between the Sahara desert to the north and the Sudanian Savannas to the south, having a semi-arid climate. It stretches across the north of the African continent between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea. The Arabic word sāḥil literally means "shore, coast" as describing the appearance of the vegetation of the Sahel as a coastline which delimits the sand of the Sahara. The Sahel covers parts of Senegal, southern Mauritania, central Mali, southern Algeria and Niger, central Chad, southern Sudan, northern South Sudan and Eritrea.

Anagrams of sahel »

  1. leash

  2. Selah

  3. shale

  4. hales

  5. heals

  6. halse


Translations for sahel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for sahel »

Translation

Find a translation for the sahel definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these sahel definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"sahel." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Apr. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/sahel>.

Are we missing a good definition for sahel? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for sahel:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.