Sahara

Other than the vast expanses of ice desert in the Antarctic and Arctic, the Sahara, encompassing most of northern , is the world's largest desert.
Photo: NASA, Public domain.

Sahara

  • Type: Desert
  • Description: desert in Africa
  • Location:
Latitude of center
23° or 23° north
Longitude of center
13° or 13° east

Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Aneẓruf Ameqran
  • Afar: Saxara sho'listanlıg'ı
  • Afrikaans: Sahara
  • Albanian: Sahara
  • Albanian: Saharaja
  • Amharic: ሰሃራ በረሃ
  • Amharic: ሰሐራ በረሓ
  • Arabic: Sahara
  • Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى
  • Aragonese: Desierto d'o Sahara
  • Aragonese: Disierto d'o Sahara
  • Armenian: Սահարա
  • Armenian: Սահարա Անապատ
  • Armenian: Սահարա անապատ
  • Assamese: চাহাৰা
  • Assamese: চাহাৰা মৰুভূমি
  • Asturian: Desiertu del Sáḥara
  • Avaric: СахIара
  • Awadhi: सहारा मरुभूमी
  • Azerbaijani: Böyük Səhra
  • Azerbaijani: Saxara
  • Balinese: Gurun Sahara
  • Bashkir: Сахара
  • Bashkir: Сахара сүллеге
  • Basque: Sahara
  • Bavarian: Sahara
  • Belarusian: Пустыня Сахара
  • Belarusian: Сахара
  • Bengali: সাহারা মরুভূমি
  • Bhojpuri: सहारा
  • Bislama: Draeples blong Sahara
  • Bosnian: Sahara
  • Breton: Sahara
  • Bulgarian: Сахара
  • Burmese: ဆဟာရ သဲကန္တာရ
  • Catalan: Sàhara
  • Central Kurdish: بیابانی مەزن
  • Chechen: Сахара
  • Chechen: Саьхьара
  • Cherokee: ᏌᎭᏩ
  • Chinese: Sahara Soa-bô͘
  • Chinese: 撒哈拉沙漠
  • Chuvash: Сахара
  • Cornish: Sahara
  • Corsican: Sahara
  • Crimean Tatar: Büyük Sahra
  • Croatian: Sahara
  • Czech: Sahara
  • Danish: Sahara
  • Dimli (individual language): Sehra
  • Dinka: Panliɛ̈tdït
  • Dotyali: सहारा मरुभूमी
  • Dutch: Sahara
  • Eastern Mari: Сахара
  • Egyptian Arabic: الصحرا الكبرى
  • English: The Sahara
  • English: aṣ-Ṣaḥrāʾ al-Kubrā
  • Esperanto: Saharo
  • Estonian: Sahara
  • Extremaduran: Sáhara
  • Faroese: Sahara
  • Fiji Hindi: Sahara
  • Finnish: Sahara
  • French: Sahara
  • French: désert du Sahara
  • Friulian: Desert dal Sahara
  • Galician: Deserto do Sáhara
  • Gan Chinese: 撒哈拉沙漠
  • Georgian: საჰარა
  • German: Sahara
  • Greek: Σαχάρα
  • Guarani: Saára
  • Guianese Creole French: Sahara
  • Hakka Chinese: Sat-hâ-là sâ-mo̍k
  • Hausa: Sahara
  • Hausa: Sahara sâ-mo̍k
  • Hebrew: סהרה
  • Hindi: सहारा मरुस्थल
  • Hungarian: Szahara
  • Icelandic: Sahara
  • Ido: Sahara
  • Iloko: Sahara
  • Indonesian: Gurun Sahara
  • Ingush: Сахьаре
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Sahara
  • Interlingue: Sahara
  • Irish: An Sahára
  • Italian: Africa sahariana
  • Italian: Sahara
  • Italian: Tassili
  • Italian: aṣ-Ṣaḥrāʾ
  • Italian: aṣ-Ṣaḥrāʾ al-Kubrā
  • Italian: deserto del Sahara
  • Jamaican Creole English: Sa'aara
  • Japanese: サハラ砂漠
  • Javanese: Ara-ara Sahara
  • Javanese: Sahara
  • Kabardian: Сахара
  • Kabiyè: Sahara Kañɩnbʊsaɣ
  • Kabyle: Aneẓruf Ameqran
  • Kannada: ಸಹಾರ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Saxara sho'listanlıg'ı
  • Karachay-Balkar: Сахара
  • Kashubian: Sahara
  • Kazakh: Сахара
  • Kinyarwanda: Ubutayu bwa sahara
  • Kirghiz: Сакар чөлү
  • Korean: 사하라 사막
  • Kurdish: Sahara
  • Ladin: Sahara
  • Ladino: Desyerto del Sahara
  • Lak: Сахара
  • Lao: Sahara
  • Latin: Sahara
  • Latvian: Sahāra
  • Lezghian: Сахара
  • Limburgan: Sahara
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Sahara
  • Lithuanian: Sachara
  • Lojban: sa'aras.zei kutytu'a
  • Lombard: Sahara
  • Low German: Sahara
  • Lower Sorbian: Sahara
  • Luxembourgish: Sahara
  • Macedonian: Сахара
  • Maithili: सहारा मरुभूमी
  • Malagasy: Sahara
  • Malay: Gurun Sahara
  • Malayalam: സഹാറ
  • Maltese: Saħara
  • Marathi: सहारा
  • Mazanderani: آفريخا گت سحرا
  • Mazanderani: آفريقا گت صحرا
  • Min Dong Chinese: Sahara Să-mŏk
  • Min Nan Chinese: Sahara Soa-bô͘
  • Mingrelian: საჰარა
  • Mongolian: Сахарын цөл
  • Nepali: सहारा
  • Nepali: सहारा मरुभूमि
  • Nepali: सहारा मरुभूमी
  • Newari: सहारा
  • Northern Frisian: Sahara
  • Norwegian: Sahara
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sahara
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sahara
  • Occitan (post 1500): Sahara
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܨܚܪܐܐ
  • Ossetian: Сахарæ
  • Panjabi: ਸਹਾਰਾ ਮਾਰੂਥਲ
  • Persian: صحرای بزرگ آفریقا
  • Picard: Saara
  • Piemontese: Sahara
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Sahara
  • Polish: Sahara
  • Portuguese: Deserto do Saara
  • Portuguese: deserto do Saara
  • Pushto: د افریقا صحرا
  • Quechua: Sahara
  • Romanian: Sahara
  • Russia Buriat: Сахара
  • Russian: Сахара
  • Rusyn: Сагара
  • Samogitian: Sachara
  • Sanskrit: सहारा
  • Santali: ᱥᱟᱦᱟᱨᱟ
  • Saterfriesisch: Sahara
  • Scots: Sahara
  • Scottish Gaelic: Fàsach Sahara
  • Serbian: Сахара
  • Serbo-Croatian: Sahara
  • Sicilian: Sahara
  • Silesian: Sahara
  • Sinhala: සහරා කාන්තාරය
  • Slovak: Sahara
  • Slovenian: Sahara
  • Somali: Lamadegaanka Saxara
  • Somali: Saxaara
  • South Azerbaijani: بؤیوک صحرا
  • Spanish: Desierto del Sahara
  • Spanish: Sahara
  • Spanish: desierto del Sahara
  • Swahili: Sahara
  • Swedish: Sahara
  • Swiss German: Sahara
  • Tagalog: Sahara
  • Tajik: Саҳрои бузург
  • Tamil: சகாரா
  • Tatar: Сахра
  • Telugu: సహారా ఎడారి
  • Thai: ทะเลทรายสะฮารา
  • Tibetan: ས་ཧ་ར་བྱེ་ཐང་ཆེན་པོ།
  • Tok Pisin: Sahara
  • Tosk Albanian: Sahara
  • Turkish: Sahra
  • Turkish: Sahra Çölü
  • Turkmen: Sahara
  • Udmurt: Сахара
  • Ukrainian: Сахара
  • Upper Sorbian: Sahara
  • Urdu: صحرائے اعظم
  • Uzbek: Sahroi Kabir
  • Venetian: Sahara
  • Veps: Saharan rahvahatoi ma
  • Vietnamese: Sa mạc Sahara
  • Volapük: Saharän
  • Võro: Sahara
  • Walloon: Sara
  • Waray (Philippines): Disyerto Sahara
  • Welsh: Sahara
  • Western Armenian: Սահարա Անապատ
  • Western Frisian: Sahara
  • Western Mari: Сахара
  • Western Panjabi: صحارا روہی
  • Western Panjabi: صحراۓ اعظم
  • Wolof: Saara
  • Wu Chinese: 撒哈拉沙漠
  • Yakut: Саhаара
  • Yiddish: סאהארא
  • Yoruba: Sàhárà
  • Yue Chinese: 撒哈拉沙漠
  • Deserte d'u Sahara
  • Deserto del Sahara
  • Сэхарэ

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