SAHEL (Arabic for `,`
See also:shore '); a
See also:common place-name .in countries where Arabic is the dominant language .. By sahel any
See also:belt may be indicated, but the name has become the definite designation of certain districts, e.g. the Tunisian coast between the gulfs of Hammamet and
See also:Gabes . Another region so called is that
See also:part of the
See also:Sahara washed by the
See also:Atlantic . The name is also used to designate the territory under French jurisdiction west of Timbuktu and
See also:north of the
See also:Senegal . Sahel thus understood comprises regions which
See also:form the inter-mediate zone between the fertile lands of the Sudan and the
See also:desert . In its plural form, Swahili, the word has become the tribal name of the natives inhabiting the coast
See also:strip opposite
See also:Zanzibar .
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