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Atbara

[aht-buh-ruh, at-]
noun
  1. a river in NE Africa, flowing NW from NW Ethiopia to the Nile in E Sudan. About 500 miles (800 km) long.
  2. a city in NE Sudan.
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Examples from the Web for atbara

Historical Examples

  • In two days they reached the junction of the Atbara river with the Nile.

    Great African Travellers

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The railroad had been hastily laid and completed to Abadia after the battle of Atbara.

  • After the Atbara he just missed being taken by the skin of his teeth, so to speak.

  • After the battle of Atbara, it was announced that 3000 dervishes had been killed.

  • Camel transport was drawn from the Atbara and from the Blue Nile.

    The River War

    Winston S. Churchill


British Dictionary definitions for atbara

Atbara

noun
  1. a town in NE Sudan. Pop: 110 000 (2005 est)
  2. a river in NE Africa, rising in N Ethiopia and flowing through E Sudan to the Nile at Atbara. Length: over 800 km (500 miles)
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