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  • The word "sahel" means "shore" in Arabic and refers to the transition zone between the wooded savannas of the south and the true Sahara Desert.

    Sahelian Acacia savanna

  • But the problem of the book begins on the very first page when Nir claims that the word "sahel" it should be sahl is "unique to the Arabic of Iraq."

    Wednesday, May 31, 2006

  • My perspective was that this would lead to a reduction in the sahel dust over teh Atantic this year.

    Bill Gray and the Atlantic Meridional Mode « Climate Audit

  • Here are all possible combinations of double vowels: Double fatHa: tanwiin with fatHa creates the "an" sound, as in ` ahlan wa sahlan (ahel-an wah sahel-an; Hi).

    Arabic for Dummies

  • A familiar phrase you can also use after you say allo is ` as-salaamu ` alaykum (ass-sa-laam-ou a-lai-koum; hello) or ` ahlan wa sahlan (ahel-lan wah sahel-lan; hi).

    Arabic for Dummies

  • This is Kamal. ` ahlan wa sahlan kamal! ahel-lan wah sahel-lan kamal!

    Arabic for Dummies

  • The Morocco-based Almoravids sacked Kumbi-Saleh, the sahel capital of Ghana, in 1086, which ushered in the gradual decline of the first West African Empire.

    3. Historical Trends, 1000-1500

  • Especially during periods of drought, nomads from the Sahara raided the sedentary societies of the sahel.

    2. Regions, 500-1000

  • The drought in the sahel devastated local communities.

    2. Regions

  • Soninke merchants of the Malian Empire pushed the commercial frontier eastward, linking Hausaland of the central Sudan to the commercial centers in the sahel and the gold sources in the south.

    3. Hausaland

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