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Aderbissinat is a town in central
Niger. It lies in the Sahel, the semi-arid, sparsely populated zone between the Sahara Desertto the north and the millet-growing savannah to the south. Raising goats, camels, and cattle is the traditional livelihood for people in this region, which gets only a few weeks of rain per year. However, recurrent drought since the 1970s has caused the starvation of many animals. This has forced many previously nomadic and semi-nomadic people to settle in and around Aderbissinat and other Sahelian towns.
Aderbissinat is ethnically and linguistically mixed, with residents of
Hausa, Tuareg, and Arab origin. Nomadic Fulacattle-herders also come into town regularly to sell their wares. Although isolated, the town lies on a major trans-Saharan route linking Algeriato Nigeria. The nearest cities are Agadezto the north and Zinderto the south.
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