How to use Saharan in a sentence
To their south lies the Saharan desert.
This depression is the termination of what is in all probability the bed of one of the dried-up Saharan rivers.
The Great, or Saharan Atlas contains some of the highest points in the country.
By an exception rare in Saharan settlements, there are no defensive works save the fort containing the government offices, which the French have built on the south side of the town.
Gabes lies at the head of the shat country of Tunisia and is intimately connected with the scheme of Commandant Roudaire to create a Saharan sea by making a channel from the Mediterranean to these shats (large salt lakes below the level of the sea).Advertisement
The range of the Saharan Atlas of Algeria divides (roughly speaking) into two at the Tunisian frontier.
On the whole its character is less Saharan than that of parts of Algeria, for the influences of the desert do not penetrate so far north in Tunisia as they do in Algeria.
On the other hand, the flora of the shat region, of the south-eastern littoral, and of the Kerkena islands opposite Sfax, is thoroughly Saharan, with a dash, as it were, in places of an African element.
South of that point the Saharan frontiers of Algeria, Tunisia and Tripoli remained undefined.
The Little Atlas, otherwise the Tell or Maritime Atlas, lies between the sea and the Saharan Atlas, and is composed of many distinct ranges, generally of no great elevation and connected by numerous transverse chains forming extensive table-lands and elevated valleys.Advertisement
There are complete postal and telegraphic facilities in all parts of the colony save the Saharan Territories, and cable communication with France.
By decree of the 14th of August 1905, the frontier between Saharan territory dependent on Algeria and that attached to French West Africa was laid down.
The Algerian Sahara was divided into four territories, officially named Tuggurt, Ghardaia, Ain Sefra and the Saharan Oases (Tuat, Gurara and Tidikelt).
There are in addition a territorial army reserve and a special body of troops, largely Arab, for the defence of the Saharan territory.
Along the northern border of the protectorate this has resulted in the encroachment of the Saharan desert over once fertile districts.Advertisement
The name Biskra applies to a union of five or six villages of the usual Saharan type, scattered through an oasis 3 m.
Near Bilma is a small circular oasis, kept green by a fine spring, but immediately to the south begins the most dreary part of the Saharan desert, over which the caravans travel for fifteen days without discovering the slightest trace of vegetable life.
The Cretaceous seas appear to have extended into the central Saharan regions, for fossils of this age have been discovered in the interior.
Besides these isolated posts Spain holds Rio de Oro, a stretch of the Saharan coast, and its hinterland lying between Morocco and French West Africa; the Muni River Settlements or Spanish Guinea, situated between French Congo and the German colony of Cameroon; Fernando P0, Annobon, Corisco and other islands in the Gulf of Guinea.
This village is three kilometers from the border with Mali, and has a fairly barren, Saharan aspect.Advertisement
The archeologists drive out across the desert, climb an unlikely pass through some mountains and descend toward deep Saharan dunes.
Natural production of dusts include ash from volcanic eruptions or forest fires, sea salt particles or Saharan dust.
The SCI is a collaborative project to assist countries in sub Saharan Africa control schistosomiasis and intestinal helminths.
But it was giraffes that really fired up these ancient Saharan artists - some are impressively large and remarkably lifelike.
The area of the lake is shrinking owing to the progressive desiccation of the country, Saharan climate and conditions replacing those of the Sudan.Advertisement
The southern or main range of the Eastern division is known by the French as the Saharan Atlas.
In the Saharan Atlas the passes leading to or from the desert are numerous, and in most instances easy.
The present writer, riding up to these frontier mountains from the thoroughly Saharan country round Gafsa, found himself surrounded by a flora very reminiscent of Switzerland or England.
In the Saharan oases the characteristic tree is the date palm - " the king of the desert."