- 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
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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