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HARMATTAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 955 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HARMATTAN, the name of a hot dry parching wind that blows during December, January and February on the coast of Upper Guinea, bringing a high dense haze of red dust which darkens the air. The natives smear their bodies with oil or fat while this parching wind is blowing.
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