Sahara

geographical name
Sa·​ha·​ra | \ sə-ˈher-ə How to pronounce Sahara (audio) , -ˈhär- \

Definition of Sahara

vast desert region extending across northern Africa north of the Sudan region from the Atlantic coast to the Red Sea

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Saharan \ sə-​ˈher-​ən How to pronounce Sahara (audio) , -​ˈhär-​ \ adjective

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“Sahara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sahara. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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