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El Obeid

[el oh-beyd]
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noun
  1. a city in the central Sudan: Egyptian army defeated by Mahdist forces 1883.
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Arabic Al-Ubayyid.

Kordofan

[kawr-doh-fahn]
noun
  1. a province in the central Sudan. About 147,000 sq. mi. (380,730 sq. km). Capital: El Obeid.
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Historical Examples

  • There was also Mr. Vizetelly, an artist, a prisoner in El-Obeid.

    The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885

    Charles Royle

  • I must pay for my fault, though I cannot think that the commander at El-Obeid would be hard upon one who has erred from ignorance.

    The Dash for Khartoum

    George Alfred Henty

  • Let some go east and some west, and making a circuit to avoid El-Obeid reach the edge of the desert as best you may.

    The Dash for Khartoum

    George Alfred Henty

  • It is one thing to fight the Egyptians as they did at El-Obeid, but another when it is your soldiers.

    The Dash for Khartoum

    George Alfred Henty


British Dictionary definitions for el obeid

El Obeid

noun
  1. a city in the central Sudan, in Kordofan province: scene of the defeat of a British and Egyptian army by the Mahdi (1883). Pop: 423 000 (2005 est)
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Kordofan

noun
  1. a region of the central Sudan: consists of a plateau with rugged uplands (the Nuba Mountains). Area: 380 548 sq km (146 930 sq miles)
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