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  African Tribes - Tuareg People
The Tuareg people are predominently nomadic people of the sahara desert, mostly in the Northern reaches of Mali near Timbuktu and Kidal.
The Tuareg are often referred to as "Blue Men of the desert " - because their robes are dyed indigo blue.
The Tuareg tribe are excellent craftsmen renowned for their indigo cloth, gold and silver jewellery and carved wooden masks.
www.africaguide.com /culture/tribes/tuareg.htm   (252 words)

  
  Tuareg - LoveToKnow 1911
The Tuareg, at any rate the noble class, are regarded as among the purest of the Berber stocks, but with the adoption of Islam they have become largely Arabized in manners and customs, though the nomad Tuareg preserve in singular purity the Tamashek dialect of the Berber language.
The Tuareg are nominally Mahommedans, and belong to the Malikite section of the Sunnites.
The Tuareg weapons are a straight two-edged sword about 4 ft. long, a dagger bound to the left forearm by a leather ring, and a slender iron lance some 9 ft. long barbed for about a foot.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Tuareg   (940 words)

  
 Tuareg Capital Signs Strategic Partnership with Capital Management House - Reaches $30m Target on Libya Fund
Tuareg Capital is a private equity firm established in 2006 and focuses on investment opportunities in North Africa.
Tuareg Capital is a private equity firm focused on investment opportunities in North Africa, with a primary focus on Libya and Algeria.
Tuareg Capital's strengths are drawn from the collective international and regional experience of its principals at a variety of renowned financial institutions; inherent local knowledge and presence on the ground; and a deep network of contacts and relationships, domestically, regionally and in the broader international arena.
www.prweb.com /releases/2007/2/prweb504363.htm   (996 words)

  
 Tuareg Crosses and Case
The Tuareg of Africa are the original Canaanites that are referred to in the Bible.
The Tuareg today, as in the past, are a proud nomadic people who lead a colorful, adventurous yet very dangerous life.
Tuareg parents are known to give these exquisite crosses to their children when they are about to depart from home but they are worn by all as a form of good luck and protection.
www.authenticafrica.com /tuaregcrossbox.html   (387 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Tuareg
Tuareg males wear blue veils, while the women are unveiled.
The Tuaregs traditionally maintained a feudal system consisting of a small number of noble families, a large majority of vassals, and a lower...
It was founded by the Tuareg people in the 11th century, and soon became a centre of Muslim learning.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Tuareg   (726 words)

  
 Tuareg Army
This list covers the Tuareg desert nomad forces from their occupation of the desert oases some time after Sidi Okba drove the Zenata south into the desert in the seventh century to the tribal forces of army size encountered during the colonial era.
A Tuareg army was one of three invading armies that triggered the eventual collapse of that empire in the sixteenth century.
The "fl" and "white" Tuaregs refers to the distinction between the nobles who wore primarily the indigo blue litham turban and robes and the Imghad vassals who wore mainly white turbans and a mix of coloured robes.
www.principlesofwar.com /col/tuareg.htm   (1197 words)

  
 TUAREG
The Tuareg are a mainly nomadic people who live in the semi-arid Sahel and arid Sahara in an area that overlaps with the modern nations of Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Algeria and Libya.
Desertification is defined by the UN as “the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas.” The cause of the desertification of the semi-arid land in Mali and Niger is a contentious issue.
Mali and the Tuareg, and groups of non-Tuareg farmers and the Tuareg.
www.american.edu /ted/ice/tuareg.htm   (3330 words)

  
 Tuareg presented in Culture section
Tuareg is a term used to identify numerous diverse groups of people who share a common language and a common history.
Tuareg history begins in northern Africa where their presence was recorded by Herodotus.
The Tuareg?s traditionally maintained a feudal system consisting of a small number of noble families, a large majority of vassals, and a lower class of fl non-Tuareg serfs, who performed the agricultural tasks.
www.newsfinder.org /site/more/tuareg   (718 words)

  
 Tuareg
The Tuareg are best known for the men's practice of veiling their faces with a blue cloth dyed with indigo.
It is believed that the Tuareg are descendants of the North African Berbers, and that they originated in the Fezzan region of Libya.
The Tuareg grew rich as livestock breeders and traders in the Saharan and Sahelian regions.
www.everyculture.com /wc/Mauritania-to-Nigeria/Tuareg.html   (1989 words)

  
 Tuareg Rebellion - Definition, explanation
The Tuareg Rebellion was an uprising of the 1990s by various Tuareg groups in Niger and Mali with the aim of achieving autonomy or forming their own nation.
Tuareg people form a distinct minority in all the Saharan countries they inhabit and a majority in many Saharan regions.
Tuareg probably trained and armed by Libya attacked Gao, which again led to major Malian Army reprisals and to the creation of the Ghanda Koi Songhai militia to combat the Tuareg.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/t/tu/tuareg_rebellion.php   (389 words)

  
 Tuareg Capital Signs Strategic Partnership with Capital Management House - Reaches $30m Target on Libya Fund
Tuareg Capital is a private equity firm established in 2006 and focuses on investment opportunities in North Africa.
Tuareg Capital is a private equity firm focused on investment opportunities in North Africa, with a primary focus on Libya and Algeria.
Tuareg Capital's strengths are drawn from the collective international and regional experience of its principals at a variety of renowned financial institutions; inherent local knowledge and presence on the ground; and a deep network of contacts and relationships, domestically, regionally and in the broader international arena.
prweb.com /releases/2007/2/prweb504363.htm   (996 words)

  
 Tuareg
The Tuareg are known as the "Blue Men of the Sahara", so-called for the deep indigo dyes they often use in their robes.
For centuries the nomadic Tuareg were the undisputed kings of the desert, the lords of the great caravan routes along which flowed salt, slaves, and gold.
Now, the older Tuareg are learning to farm for the first time in their lives and selling crafts just to get by.
www.cam3001.com /SEITEN/Tuareg.html   (696 words)

  
 Tuareg People
Tuareg were also responsible for bringing enslaved people north from west Africa to be sold to Europeans and Middle Easterners.
Many Tuareg settled into the communities with which they traded, serving as local merchants and representatives for their friends and family who continued to trade.
Tuareg belong to the Maliki sect of Islam, resulting from the teachings of the great prophet, El Maghili, who came among them in the early 16th century.
www.uiowa.edu /~africart/toc/people/Tuareg.html   (555 words)

  
 Alibris: Tuaregs
Tuareg women are sometimes possessed by spirits called ?the people of solitude?, from which they are released by an evening ritual.
The Tuareg : nomads and warriors of the Sahara
For the Tuareg, the life course of an individual is more important to the notion of age than the literal age, and rituals related to marriage, childbirth, and death mark the process of aging.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Tuaregs   (485 words)

  
 The Tuareg
The eyes of the Tuareg are all brown; not a single light or mixed eye has been reported by competent observers; the blue eyes attributed to the Tuareg by travellers cannot be supported by anthropometrists.
In mixed forms, which in the lower Tuareg classes are more numerous than the pure noble strain, the stature tends to be lower, the shoulders broader, the head vault wider and lower, the forehead and mid-face broader, and the nose thicker tipped, with wider wings.
The Tuareg probably represent in a general way the ancestral physical type of the bringers of Hamitic speech to North Africa, but their adherence to this type must be a matter of recombination and selection.
carnby.altervista.org /troe/11-12.htm   (1367 words)

  
 The Tuareg Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Tuareg is an African culture that lives mainly in two groups, the southern and northern groups which are independent of each other.
The Tuareg are a feudal culture characterized by the social organization of class.
In the past, the Tuareg of the north would live in tents made of camel hair woven together by the women of the tribe.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/oldworld/africa/tuareg2.html   (374 words)

  
 Going global: Tuareg jewelry in the international marketplace African Arts - Find Articles
Tuareg jewelry has been the subject of numerous exhibitions in France, Germany, Belgium, and Spain, such as "Touaregs" at the Musee de l'Homme (1993), "Touareg" at the Musee royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren (1994), and "Tuareg, Nomades del desierto" exhibited at several museums in Spain under the sponsorship of Fundacion "la Ciaxa" (2001).
Tuareg jewelry, leather and wood objects, and other pieces such as camel saddles have entered the collections of several museums, such as the Musee d'ethnographie, Neuchatel; Musee du Quai Branly, Paris; Bardo Museum, Algiers; and UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History.
The Tuareg are a loose confederation of groups of pastoral nomads, settled agriculturists and, today, city dwellers, who speak a Berber language known as Tamasheq or Tamachek.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0438/is_2_39/ai_n16714113   (775 words)

  
 TUAREG,
Tuareg society distinguishes among nobles, vassals, and serfs.
Converted by the Arabs to Islam, the Tuareg have retained some of their older rites.
Among the Tuareg, for example, men, not women, wear a headdress with a veil.
www.history.com /encyclopedia.do?articleId=224578   (203 words)

  
 YWAM Sahara - Tuareg
The Tuareg or "Blue Men of the Desert" have long been known as warriors, traders and travellers of the Sahara Desert - as a people of grace and nobility as well as fighters of fierce reputation.
Tuareg is a term given to this Berber people by the Arabs, as they initially resisted Islam.
There have been clashes between the Tuareg and the government, like in 1990, when hundreds of Tuareg were killed after attacking a police post, accusing the government of failing to keep promises made.
www.gosahara.org /kel.html   (1285 words)

  
 Tuareg Tea - Mali - Mark Moxon, Travel Writer
The Tuareg are particularly into their tea ceremonies, and as you wander through countries where the Tuareg proliferate, such as Mauritania, Niger and Mali, you see people brewing tea everywhere.
Making Tuareg tea is a ponderous, plodding process, and if you try to rush it, Allah will simply find a way of forcing you to slow down.
And that's the Tuareg tea ceremony, a routine you see performed everywhere, all the time, from the side of the road to the deck of a pinasse.
www.moxon.net /mali/tuareg_tea.html   (1248 words)

  
 Tuareg
The Tuaregs speak a Berber language called Tamershak, to which there is a proper alphabet.
Tuaregs have since long converted to Islam, but their beliefs has a higher part of traditional religious elements than in many other Muslim communities.
A woman in the Tuareg societies have a strong and free position and she decides over her own life.
lexicorient.com /e.o/tuareg.htm   (261 words)

  
 FWB, Fall 1994/Winter 1995
In 1985, two Nigerien soldiers were reported to have been killed by "Libyan-inspired" Tuareg dissidents.12 The report resulted in the expulsion of non-Nigerien Tuareg, a public manifestation of discontent by the Tuareg, and the escalation of a cycle of repression and resistance.
One report claims that Tuareg were "striped naked, beaten and subjected to electric shock torture while in custody." Up to 400 were detained and tortured in prison in Tahoua.
Tuaregs participated in the conference, and one of their own, Mohammed Moussa, was appointed to the position of Minister of the Interior at that event.
carbon.cudenver.edu /public/fwc/Issue9/tuareg-3.html   (992 words)

  
 UCLA Fowler Museum to Premiere 'Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World' Oct. 29, UCLA International ...
The first major U.S. exhibition on Tuareg art and culture examines the history of "the Blue People of the Sahara," so-called for their indigo turbans that at times stain their skin and define their identity as they ride on majestic camels.
In the center of the room is a Tuareg tent made of goatskin, complete with elaborately carved decorative tent poles, beautiful leather and reed windscreens featuring carefully executed geometric designs, and a variety of wooden bowls and leather bags typically found within and around a tent.
Several social groupings exist within Tuareg culture, including that of artists or smiths, known as inadan, whose art and lives are the focus of this exhibition.
www.international.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=51748   (1599 words)

  
 The Tuareg: Unreached people group in West Africa
To be Muslim in Tombouctou is to be Tuareg.
Their nomadic lifestyle makes it hard to get accurate statistics but the Tuareg are estimated to number anywhere from 500,000 to 3 million, living in countries such as Algeria, Libya, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
Now, the older Tuareg are learning to farm for the first time in their lives and selling crafts just to get by.
archives.tconline.org /Stories/jan02/Tuareg.html   (1608 words)

  
 Silver Cross of Agadez Necklace
Tuareg parents are known to give these exquisite silver crosses to their children when they are about to depart from home but they are worn by all as a form of good luck and protection.
The meaning of Canaan is 'land of the purple people.' This unusual moniker is in reference to the bluish-purple vegetable dye the Tuareg use to color their clothing that subsequently rubs off onto their skin.
The Tuareg are renown for their metal and leather workings.
www.authenticafrica.com /tuaregcross.html   (279 words)

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