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  1. Sub-Saharan Africa, Black Africanoun

    the region of Africa to the south of the Sahara Desert


  1. sub-Saharan Africanoun

    Africa south of the Sahara.


  1. Sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara. Politically, it consists of all African countries that are fully or partially located south of the Sahara. It contrasts with North Africa, which is considered a part of the Arab world. Somalia, Djibouti, Comoros and Mauritania are geographically part of Sub-Saharan Africa, but also part of the Arab world. The Sahel is the transitional zone between the Sahara and the tropical savanna and forest-savanna mosaic to the south. Since probably the 5.9 kiloyear event, the Saharan and Sub-Saharan regions of Africa have been separated by the extremely harsh climate of the sparsely populated Sahara, forming an effective barrier interrupted by only the Nile River in Sudan, though the Nile was blocked by the river's cataracts. The Sahara Pump Theory explains how flora and fauna left Africa to penetrate the Middle East and beyond. African pluvial periods are associated with a "wet Sahara" phase during which larger lakes and more rivers exist.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sub-saharan africa in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sub-saharan africa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sub-saharan africa in a Sentence

  1. Kenny Liew:

    There are countries in sub-Saharan Africa where Huawei... took a risk to invest when other vendors were wary.

  2. Michel Sidibe:

    HIV prevention is not working for young women in sub-Saharan Africa. They need more options.

  3. The IMF:

    Completion of the contract negotiations for the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a critical milestone for the launch of this project, one of the largest in sub-Saharan Africa.

  4. Pedro Alsonso:

    Our estimates are that depending on the level of service disruption (due to COVID-19) ... there could be an excess of malaria deaths of somewhere between 20,000 and 100,000 in sub-Saharan Africa, most of them in young children, it’s very likely that excess malaria mortality is larger than the direct COVID mortality.

  5. Jeff Nemeth:

    Nigeria is a priority market for us in sub-Saharan Africa, depending on how Nigeria develops over time ... we are potentially looking at using our Nigerian plant to service West Africa.

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Translations for sub-saharan africa

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  • أفريقيا جنوب الصحراء الكبرىArabic
  • Subsahara-AfrikaGerman
  • Africa Sub-saharianaSpanish
  • Afrique sub-saharienneFrench
  • Sub-Sahara AfrikaIndonesian
  • Africa sub-saharianaItalian
  • אפריקה שמדרום לסהרהHebrew
  • Afryki SubsaharyjskiejPolish
  • Африка на південь від СахариUkrainian
  • סאַב-סאַהאַראַן אפריקעYiddish

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