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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
, Berbers of the Sahara, numbering c.2 million. They have preserved their ancient alphabet, which is related to that used by ancient Libyans.
..... Click the link for more information. 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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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.
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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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