a dry, dusty wind that blows from the Sahara in N Africa toward the Atlantic, esp. from Nov. to March
Origin of harmattanSpanish harmatán from the native (Twi) name in western Africa
A dry dusty wind that blows along the northwest coast of Africa.
Origin of harmattanAkan (Twi) haramata possibly from Arabic harām evil thing from harama to prohibit &xlowdot;rm
- Parching dust-bearing land-wind on coast of Upper Guinea in December, January & February.