Short presentation

"Tuareg" is an Arabic word widely used by the French, meaning "abandoned by the gods". According to other sources, it could be derived from Targa, the name of a city in south Libya (it belongs to the south Libyan region called Fezzan). Targa could be the old name of Fezzan too (there are different opinions).
The Tuaregs have always lived in the west-African territories, ancient colonies of the French empire the French called "Afrique Occidentale Française".