- a province in the W Sudan. 191,650 sq. mi. (496,374 sq. km). Capital: El Fasher.
Examples from the Web for darfur
Antonella Napoli, president of the NGO Italians for Darfur, said Italy played a major role in her release.Pope Thanks Freed Sudanese Christian For Her Faith
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 24, 2014
He has campaigned on behalf of Darfur and wrote about the plight of newly independent South Sudan for The Daily Beast.Meet Amal Alamuddin George Clooney’s Beautiful and Formidable Fiancée
April 28, 2014
In Darfur, the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit peoples have been targeted by the Sudan government, as were Muslims in Bosnia.Still a Problem From Hell, Two Decades After Rwanda
April 8, 2014
The UN has quit updating its Darfur death tolls and even experts on the conflict are hard pressed to provide accurate estimates.
According to the United Nations, 215,000 people were displaced by violence in Darfur in the first 11 weeks of this year.
He wished to visit the villages and camps of the slave-dealers in distant Darfur.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
The King of Darfur, who was distinguished no less for his valour than for his folly, was killed.
Thence he planned the conquest of Darfur, at that time an independent kingdom.
Siout owes its present importance to the caravan trade with Darfur and Nubia.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
For the last century El Fasher had been chosen as the capital of Darfur.Fire and Sword in the Sudan
Rudolf C. Slatin
- 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
Word Origin and History for darfur
region in Sudan, named for its people, from Arabic dar, literally "house" + Fur, ethnic name of the indigenous African population.