Definitions for tuaregˈtwɑ rɛg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Tua•regˈtwɑ rɛg(n.)

  1. a member of a traditionally pastoral people of the Sahara and Sahel, living mainly in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, S Algeria, and SW Libya.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the Berber language of the Tuaregs.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Tuareg:

1815–25; < dial. Ar ṭawārig

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tuareg(noun)

    a member of a nomadic Berber people of the Sahara

  2. Tuareg(noun)

    the dialect of Berber spoken by the Tuareg


  1. Tuareg(Noun)

    A member of the Tuareg people

  2. Tuareg(ProperNoun)

    A traditionally nomadic Berber people of the Sahara

  3. Tuareg(ProperNoun)

    Any of various Berber languages spoken by the Tuareg people

  4. Origin: From طوارق, from طارقة, from طرق.


  1. Tuareg people

    The Tuareg are Berber people with a traditionally nomadic pastoralist lifestyle. They are the principal inhabitants of the Saharan interior of North Africa. The Tuareg language, a branch of the Berber languages, has an estimated 1.2 million speakers. About half this number is accounted for by speakers of the Eastern dialect. Most Tuareg live in the Saharan parts of Niger, Mali, and Algeria. Being nomadic, they move constantly across national borders, and small groups of Tuareg also live in southeastern Algeria, southwestern Libya and northern Burkina Faso, and a small community in northern Nigeria.


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