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People living in Africa are usually living in the Saharan Region. Sometimes, this region could be very hot, dry, and unforgiving. The Sahara is the largest desert in the world, and it is still growing due to poor farming techniques and little water and rain. This essay will be about how people have managed to adapt and thrive in conditions such as these, focusing on the Sahel, Oasis, and Desert environments of the Sahara. Many adaptations have been made from the people living in the environments previously stated and they will be discussed further in the essay. The Sahara being the world's biggest desert, the Sahel slowly succumbing to desertification and deforestation, these are all challenges that people have overcome and adapted to. One of the environments this essay will be consulting is the Desert environment. The Sahara stated before, is the largest in the world, this means that life here will be very difficult due to the lack of water, shade, and grazing land. The Sahara is quickly getting larger and larger and people like the Tuareg nomads have adapted to this environment in many ways. They have adapted to the raging sandstorms by wearing masks or hooded clothing to protect their faces. They move from one place to another and do not remain still for a extended amount of time. Another way they have adapted to the Sahara is by trading goods. …show more content…
Although plant life thrive, life is very dangerous here. The low amount of water and the rising threat of deforestation and desertification is increasingly making the Sahel a smaller and dryer place than it already is. The people living here are mostly Tuaregs and they have adapted by living off of substantial farming. They farm just enough to stay alive. Tuaregs also adapted to the Sahels environment by searching for a water source and where plant life thrives, an

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