Khartoum

or Khar·tum

[ kahr-toom ]
/ kɑrˈtum /

noun

a city in and the capital of the Sudan, at the junction of the White and Blue Nile rivers: besieged 1885; retaken by the British 1898.

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British Dictionary definitions for Khartoum

Khartoum

Khartum

/ (kɑːˈtuːm) /

noun

the capital of the Sudan, at the junction of the Blue and the White Nile: with adjoining Khartoum North and Omdurman, the largest conurbation in the country; destroyed by the Mahdists in 1885 when General Gordon was killed; seat of the Anglo-Egyptian government of the Sudan until 1954, then capital of the new republic. Pop: 4 495 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for Khartoum

Khartoum
[ (kahr-toohm) ]

Capital of Sudan, a port at the juncture of the two upper portions of the Nile River — the Blue Nile and White Nile.

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