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Sudan

Su·dan

 (so͞o-dăn′)
1. A region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and north of the equator. It extends across the continent from the Atlantic coast to the mountains of Ethiopia.
2. A country of northeast Africa south of Egypt. Northern Sudan formed part of the ancient kingdoms of Nubia and Cush. Conquered by Egypt in 1820-1822 and jointly administered by Great Britain and Egypt after 1899, Sudan achieved independence in 1956. Khartoum is the capital and Omdurman is the largest city. In 2011, the southern part of the country seceded, forming the republic of South Sudan.

Su′da·nese′ (so͞od′n-ēz′, -ēs′) adj. & n.

Sudan

(suːˈdɑːn; -ˈdæn)
n
1. (Placename) a republic in NE Africa, on the Red Sea: conquered by Mehemet Ali of Egypt (1820–22) and made an Anglo-Egyptian condominium in 1899 after joint forces defeated the Mahdist revolt; became a republic in 1956; a lengthy civil war between separatists in the mainly Christian south and the government resulted in independence for South Sudan following a referendum in 2011. It consists mainly of a plateau, with the Nubian Desert in the north. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim; there are Christian and animist minorities. Currency: Sudanese pound or Sudani (replacing the Sudanese dinar in 2007). Capital: Khartoum. Pop: 34 847 910 (2013 est). Area: 1 861 484 sq km (718 723 sq miles). Former name (1899–1956): Anglo-Egyptian Sudan French name: Soudan
2. (Placename) the Sudan a region stretching across Africa south of the Sahara and north of the tropical zone: inhabited chiefly by Negroid tribes rather than Arabs

Su•dan

(suˈdæn)

n.
1. a region in N Africa, S of the Sahara and Libyan deserts, extending from the Atlantic to the Red Sea.
2. Republic of the. Formerly, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. a republic in NE Africa, S of Egypt and bordering on the Red Sea: a former condominium of Egypt and Great Britain; gained independence 1956. 34,475,690; 967,500 sq. mi. (2,505,825 sq. km).Cap.: Khartoum.
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Noun1.Sudan - a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red SeaSudan - a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
Arab League - an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
Darfur - an impoverished region of western Sudan; "Darfur was a semi-independent sultanate until 1917 and is ethnically distinct from central Sudan"
Kordofan - a mountainous province of central Sudan
capital of Sudan, Khartoum - the capital of Sudan located at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile
Nyala - city in Sudan
Port Sudan - port city in Sudan on the Red Sea
Omdurman - a city of Sudan; located in the central Sudan on the White Nile opposite Khartoum
Libyan Desert - the northeastern part of the Sahara Desert in Libya and Egypt and Sudan
Nubian Desert - an arid sandstone plateau in northeastern Sudan between the Nile and the Red Sea
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Nile, Nile River - the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization
Sudanese - a native or inhabitant of Sudan
2.Sudan - a region of northern Africa to the south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea
battle of Omdurman, Omdurman - a battle (1898) in which an English and Egyptian army under Kitchener defeated the Sudanese
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Translations
Súdán
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スーダン
수단
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ประเทศซูดาน
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