Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a Muslim, Berber-speaking people inhabiting the western and central Sahara and western Sahel of northwest Africa.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A traditionally nomadic Berber people of the Sahara
  • proper n. Any of various Berber languages spoken by the Tuareg people
  • n. A member of the Tuareg people

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of a nomadic Berber people of the Sahara
  • n. the dialect of Berber spoken by the Tuareg

Etymologies

Arabic ṭawāriq.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Arabic الطوارق (al-Tawaariq, "the Tuareg"), from طارقة (Taariqa, "calamity"), from طرق (Táraqa, "to knock"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The name Tuareg (singular, Targui) was given by the Arabs to the Berbers of the desert, and means "those forsaken of God".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • The Tuareg are a nomadic people who have roamed the southern Sahara for centuries.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The government calls the Tuareg rebels armed bandits and drug runners who want the freedom to operate smuggling operations in the north.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The government calls the Tuareg armed bandits and drug runners who want the freedom to operate smuggling operations in the north.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • An ethnic Tuareg, Assaleh has been part of the so-called Tuareg Contact Group which has been lobbying for Tuareg interests in the new Libya.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • The Tuareg are a traditionally nomadic people who live in countries touching the Sahara Desert including Mali, Algeria, Niger and Libya.

    www.startribune.com

  • Mr Dyer was taken hostage in a border area between Mali and Niger last January, along with three other European tourists, by a nomadic group called the Tuareg who live in the

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • * Half a year ago Tolimar [1 blogged about a book] called Tuareg, which sounded very interesting, so I asked him to lend it to me, which he did in Edinburgh.

    Planet Debian

  • - the way the bass lines, provided by a man whose identity is swaddled inside a loose-fitting headdress, will rise to meet with the flecks of guitar that seem on the brink of blossoming into a kind of Tuareg surf music.

    Word Magazine - Comments

  • The group has deepened its links with criminal organizations and militant groups involved in local conflicts in places such as northern Mali, between the Malian government and the Tuareg tribe, and in Niger, where a similar situation exists.

    The Terrorists in Europe's Backyard

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