Tahoua


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Tahoua

(tou`ä), town (1988 pop. 51,607), SW Niger. A major administrative center, it is a farming community and trade center frequented by TuaregTuareg
or Touareg
, Berbers of the Sahara, numbering c.2 million. They have preserved their ancient alphabet, which is related to that used by ancient Libyans.
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 and FulaniFulani
, people of W Africa, numbering approximately 14 million. They are of mixed sub-Saharan African and Berber origin. First recorded as living in the Senegambia region, they are now scattered throughout the area of the Sudan from Senegal to Cameroon.
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 pastoral nomads. Gypsum and phosphates are mined. The city was a refugee center during droughts in the 1970s. A teacher-training school is in Tahoua.

Tahoua

 

a city in Niger, capital of Tahoua Department. Population, 20,500 (1969). Tahoua is the trade center of a cattle-breeding region. Raw agricultural products are also processed.

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Hassan A (1996) Improved traditional planting pits in the Tahoua department Niger: an example of rapid adoption by farmers.
In a project in Niger's semi-arid Tahoua region, it has promoted improved ways of digging traditional shallow ditches in which manure, fertiliser and seeds are placed.
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