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sudd

 (sŭd)
n.
A floating mass of vegetation that obstructs navigation in tropical rivers, found chiefly in upper portions of the Nile River.

[Arabic, obstruction, sudd, from sadda, to obstruct; see šdd in Semitic roots.]

sudd

(sʌd)
n
(Botany) floating masses of reeds and weeds that occur on the White Nile and obstruct navigation
[C19: from Arabic, literally: obstruction]

sudd

(sʌd)

n.
(in the White Nile) floating vegetable matter that often obstructs navigation.
[1870–75; < Arabic: literally, obstruction]
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One team will dredge the Naam River from Rubkotna junction in Unity State to Lake No just north of the Sudd swamp, where the Bahr el Ghazal River meets the River Kiir [also known as the Bahr el Arab].
Large herds of elephant are also found in the south's Sudd swamp, the largest wetland in Africa, while there are lush jungle areas along the border with DR Congo.
Everything is authentic, from the Dinka wrestling, the ash-covered faces in a cattle camp, to the floating villages that inhabit the Sudd swamps.
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