Tibesti - Encyclopedia




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TIBESTI, a mountainous and little known region of the central Sahara, inhabited by the Tibbu. The country was partly explored in 1870 by Gustav Nachtigal; it had not been again visited by Europeans up to 1910, though French officers had reached Borku on its southern borders. By the Anglo-French declaration of the 21st of March 1899 Tibesti was included in the French sphere of influence in North Africa.

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