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The largest city of Sudan, in the northeast-central part on the Nile River opposite Khartoum. Anglo-Egyptian troops defeated Mahdi forces near here on September 2, 1898.


(Placename) a city in the central Sudan, on the White Nile, opposite Khartoum, with which it forms the country's largest city; scene of the Battle of Omdurman (1898), in which the Mahdi's successor was defeated by Lord Kitchener's forces. Pop: recent estimates vary between 1 000 000 and 3 000 000


(ˌɒm dʊərˈmɑn)

a city in central Sudan, on the White Nile opposite Khartoum. 1,267,077.
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Noun1.Omdurman - a city of SudanOmdurman - a city of Sudan; located in the central Sudan on the White Nile opposite Khartoum
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
2.Omdurman - a battle (1898) in which an English and Egyptian army under Kitchener defeated the Sudanese
Soudan, Sudan - a region of northern Africa to the south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea