- a river in NE Africa, flowing NW from NW Ethiopia to the Nile in E Sudan. About 500 miles (800 km) long.
- a city in NE Sudan.
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Examples from the Web for atbara
In two days they reached the junction of the Atbara river with the Nile.Great African Travellers
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
- a town in NE Sudan. Pop: 110 000 (2005 est)
- 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)