- a region in the E Sudan between the White and Blue Nile rivers, S of Khartoum: a former kingdom.
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In 1884 the rebels again attacked Sennar, but were repulsed.
Sennar had suffered from the Mahdiists for a very long time.
The fellahin, indeed, call surgeons “Senaari” (men of Sennar).
Before its conquest by the Egyptians in 1820 its ruler owed allegiance to the kings of Sennar.
South of Hannek the kings of Sennar became overlords of the country.
- a region of the E Sudan, between the White Nile and the Blue Nile: a kingdom from the 16th to 19th centuries
- a town in this region, on the Blue Nile: the nearby Sennar Dam (1925) supplies irrigation water to Gezira. Pop: 135 000 (2005 est)