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TIBESTI, a mountainous and little known region of the central Sahara, inhabited by the Tibbu (q.v.). 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.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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