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Spanish translation: Sahel...or anything in Africa but the Sahara

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English term or phrase:Sub-Sahara
Spanish translation:Sahel...or anything in Africa but the Sahara
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19:38 Feb 19, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Sub-Sahara
I hope to receive an explanation in addition to a proposed translation. Which exactly is the geographical region called "Sub-Sahara"? i.e. south of the Sahara? lands that are lower than the Sahara desert? (in this case, where are they?)
Carlos Rivarola
Sahel...or anything in Africa but the Sahara
Explanation:
Hola. Is it the South of or the South of the South of or the South of the South of? I've seen this phrase used in all the contexts explained above by colleagues. Geographically, I believe it's actually the Southern East to West part of the desert, an area of transition between the arid dunes and the greener deeper Africa. My Enciclopedic calls it the Sahel strip (semiarid area). This would be the Southern part of the Sahara then. However it is often used to refer to the territories south of the Sahara, but I doubt that reaches South Africa! The limits depend on who's talking and what the situation is. For instance, for a Spaniard (and in this times of sad "patera cruises"), "subsahariano" may be any African coming from anywhere south of the Sahara. Basically to distinguish: black Africans, not Marrocans or Algerians or Saharauïs. Hope this sheds some light,
Allá Akbar , good luck :-)
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xxxPaul Roige
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Local time: 12:20
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Summary of answers provided
naSahel...or anything in Africa but the SaharaxxxPaul Roige
naÁfrica sub-saharianaxxxGeorge A.R
naSub-Sahara
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naÁfrica Sub-Sahara
Mauricio López Langenbach


  

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5 mins
África Sub-Sahara


Explanation:
Es la zona de África al sur del Sahara. Es un término que se usa para diferenciar esa zona de la zona del norte de África, la parte árabe. También puede decirse "África al sur del Sahara".


    Reference: http://www.fao.org/giews/spanish/smiatxt.htm
Mauricio López Langenbach
New Zealand
Local time: 00:20
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 327
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2 hrs
Sub-Sahara


Explanation:
There are various interesting sites to visit.
I found one for you:
"Stanford Univ. resource lists links to publishers, researchers, universities, and databases devoted to sub-Saharan history".
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/history.html

The Sahara has, in fact, been divided in two regions. The southern region is called the Sub-Sahara.

Regards,:)
BD


Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 04:20
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 743
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10 hrs
África sub-sahariana


Explanation:
África sub-sahariana is really the term which replaced "África Occidental francesa" when these countries gained independence: i.e. Mali, Bourkina Fasso, Bénin, Gabon, Côte d'Ivoire, Tchad, Congo-Brazzaville, Sénégal, Cameroun,Guinéé-Conakry,Togo, République Centre-Africaine. When referring to immigration, the term subsahariano is incorrectly but widely used in the press to distinguish Africans which are not Maghrebi, i.e. mainly Moroccan and Algerian


    Enciclopedias Salvat, Espasa , Larousse, Spanish press
xxxGeorge A.R
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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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15 hrs
Sahel...or anything in Africa but the Sahara


Explanation:
Hola. Is it the South of or the South of the South of or the South of the South of? I've seen this phrase used in all the contexts explained above by colleagues. Geographically, I believe it's actually the Southern East to West part of the desert, an area of transition between the arid dunes and the greener deeper Africa. My Enciclopedic calls it the Sahel strip (semiarid area). This would be the Southern part of the Sahara then. However it is often used to refer to the territories south of the Sahara, but I doubt that reaches South Africa! The limits depend on who's talking and what the situation is. For instance, for a Spaniard (and in this times of sad "patera cruises"), "subsahariano" may be any African coming from anywhere south of the Sahara. Basically to distinguish: black Africans, not Marrocans or Algerians or Saharauïs. Hope this sheds some light,
Allá Akbar , good luck :-)

xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 12:20
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 666

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