[dahr-foo r]
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Contemporary Examples of darfur

Historical Examples of darfur

  • He wished to visit the villages and camps of the slave-dealers in distant Darfur.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • Thence he planned the conquest of Darfur, at that time an independent kingdom.

    The River War

    Winston S. Churchill

  • The King of Darfur, who was distinguished no less for his valour than for his folly, was killed.

    The River War

    Winston S. Churchill

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for darfur


  1. 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 darfur


region in Sudan, named for its people, from Arabic dar, literally "house" + Fur, ethnic name of the indigenous African population.

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