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Real_Amharas
08-01-2017, 06:54 PM
Okey Sub-Seharan African mean anyone that live below the Sehara but despite the fact that many part of Mauritania, sudan, Chad, Mali, Niger being above the sehara it's still consider part of the Sub-sehara:

Real Sahara desert:

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Infact Many Nilo-Seharan people especially the once in Chad and Western Sudan live above the seharan desert rather than below

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ApostateAbe
04-03-2018, 08:57 PM
Yeah, I think biological race has always been the central purpose of the term. "Negroid" would be better except that it sounds ambiguously insulting. Their ancestry tends to be south of the Sahara Desert, but much of the ancestry is coincident with the Sahara.

ffoucart
04-10-2018, 01:49 AM
There is also another explanation: Sahara is often a very effective geological barrier to migration, meaning populations from North and South of Sahara have often been isolated from each other. That's why there are clear different genetic signatures in North and South Africa.
Green Sahara existed in the past, but often for short periods of time. And periods of hyperaridity existed too (Sahara became dryer than today, and was empty of human presence).