- a city in W Sudan.
- a province in the W Sudan. 191,650 sq. mi. (496,374 sq. km). Capital: El Fasher.
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- 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
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Word Origin and History for el fasher
region in Sudan, named for its people, from Arabic dar, literally "house" + Fur, ethnic name of the indigenous African population.
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