Type Region & Political Subdivision
Scripts صحارى (Arabic)
Pronounced Pron. sə-HAIR-ə, sah-HAR-ah (English)
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 4/9/2017
Derived directly from Arabic صحارى (ṣaḥārā), the plural form of صحراء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert". The Sahara Desert in Northern Africa is the largest hot desert and third largest desert in the world. In addition, the Western Sahara in Northern Africa is a disputed territory currently split between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.