mountains, Africa: see SaharaSahara
[Arab.,=desert], world's largest desert, c.3,500,000 sq mi (9,065,000 sq km), N Africa; the western part of a great arid zone that continues into SW Asia. Extending more than 3,000 mi (4,830 km), from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, the Sahara is bounded on the N by
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The oldest of these dates from around the end of the eighteenth century; numerous others were written in the middle of the nineteenth century; and the majority are contemporaneous with de Foucauld's stay in the Ahaggar, which ended with his death in 1916.
The author then observes that "[t]he Taureg now occupy the territories between Touat-Ghadames and Northern Nigeria, and from Fezzam to Lace Faguibine, west of Timbuktu" (82) before offering insightful ethnographic details about the Taureg; for example, "They consist of several tribes" (such as "the Kel Ahaggar, the Kel Ajjer, the Kel Air, the Kel Adran and the Iullemmeden"), and "[t]he social set-up was made up on a class system, the nobles--called Imajeghen--the middle class, the working class--called the Imghad, the blacksmiths and the slaves" (82).
Tamanrasset, in southern Algeria, in the Ahaggar Mountains is famous for the most beautiful sunsets in the region of Askaram that is characterized by its mountains, and is an important destination for tourists, who visit the city of Tamanrasset where the most beautiful sunset resides.
Aoudad occur in two protected areas, but both are located in southern Algeria: Tassili n'Ajjer and Ahaggar national parks (Illizi and Tammenserrasset gouvernorate respectively).
The vast majority of marriages are endogamous within descent groups, so it is "virtually impossible" for the Kel Ahaggar to marry someone who is not a cousin of some kind.
Their home is Tamanrasset in southern Algeria, an oasis city high in the Ahaggar mountains that is the centre for the country's Touareg population.
Prehistoric groups have painted numerous scenes and motifs, especially in the Saharan massifs such as Ahaggar, Tassili, Messak, Acacus, Ar, Tibesti, Ennedi, Gilf el-Kebir and Jebel Uweinat, from Westto East.
It is mentioned in various biotopes along rivers, gardens, irrigated crops near Sebkhas or Chott [16], at the Oasis [35,12], in the regions of Biskra, Adrar and Tamanrasset [13] and even the Ahaggar National Park, the largest mountain range in the extreme south of Algeria [25].
She has been back regularly ever since, in particular to Niger's Air region, and has travelled with the Algerian Tuareg in the Ahaggar mountains.
88; Figure 8 based on photographs in Johannes Nicolaisen, Ecology and Culture of the Pastoral Tuareg, with Particular Reference to the Tuareg of Ahaggar and Ayr (Copenhagen: National Museum of Copenhagen, 1963) p.
He consulted scholars in Timbuktu, traveled to Ahaggar and other places.