A Tuareg at his Fireplace in the Sahara, Algeria

A Tuareg at his Fireplace in the Sahara, Algeria

The Tuareg are Berber people with a traditionally nomadic pastoralist lifestyle. They are the principal inhabitants of the vast Sahara Desert.

The Tuareg people inhabit a large area—almost all of the middle and western Sahara, as well as the north-central Sahel.