Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


A region of western Sudan. Originally an independent sultanate, the area fell to the Egyptians in 1874 and later to the British. Under independent Sudan, the region has been the site of continuing ethnic conflict that developed into a major humanitarian crisis that began in 2003.


(Placename) a region of the W Sudan; an independent kingdom until conquered by Egypt in 1874; since 2003 conflict between the Janjaweed and rebel groups has left thousands dead and homeless



a province in the W Sudan. 3,093,699; 191,650 sq. mi. (496,374 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Darfur - an impoverished region of western Sudan; "Darfur was a semi-independent sultanate until 1917 and is ethnically distinct from central Sudan"
Republic of the Sudan, Soudan, Sudan - a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
References in classic literature ?
In 1856, he quitted Bornou, and determined to explore the unknown country that lies between Lake Tchad and Darfur.
At the same time, because of the spill-over of the conflict into Chad, thousands of Chadian have crossed the border in the other direction and are now refugees in Darfur.
Bakri Hassan Salih, and the Qatari Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmed bin Abdalla Al-Mahmoud, Tuesday inaugurated projects of the model village for displaced people at Tabat Unit, Tawila Locality, in North Darfur State which was implemented by the Qatari Al-Thani Foundation for Humanitarian Services as part of the Qatari development initiative and in implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur.
November 1, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - World health Organization (WHO) experts have arrived in Sudan on Sunday to assess the response to the hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Darfur.
Abdulhamid Musa Kasha from office as Governor of South Darfur State and Shartai / Jafar Abdulhakam Ishag from office as Governor of W.
Darfur, in western Sudan, is where government-supported Arab tribesmen known as ``Janjaweed'' have been killing non-Arab Sudanese in a brutal campaign to suppress a rebellion.
When his family's village in Darfur was attacked by janjaweed militias, Idris Ishmael managed to run away.
The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of General Electric Company, today announced that it will provide emergency grants totaling $2 million for humanitarian efforts in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Bakri Hassan Salih, received in his office at the Republican Palace Sunday the Chairman of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), Dr.
NEW YORK, KAMPALA and GENEVA -- Wednesday, June 24, 2015 -- Today, 83 organisations and activists addressed an open letter to the fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council demanding the renewal of the mandate of the African Union and United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) for one additional year.
The real failure has been television's: ABC News had a total of 18 minutes of the Darfur genocide in its nightly newscasts all last year, NBC had only 5 minutes, and CBS only 3 minutes--about a minute of coverage for every 100,000 deaths.
com), a full-service Internet services company specializing in computer kiosks and high-end Web-based software development, signed a contract to provide kiosks to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for an upcoming exhibit on the tragedies in Darfur, a region of western Sudan.