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Type Surname (from nickname)
Scripts صحراوي(Maghrebi Arabic)
Other Forms FormsSahrawi

Meaning & History

From Arabic صحراوي (Ṣaḥrāwī) meaning "inhabitant of the desert" (from صحراء (Ṣaḥrā') "desert"), referring to the indigenous Sahrawi people of Western Sahara (see Sahraoui). Mainly found in Algeria.
Added 4/18/2017 by HL