a port in the NE Sudan, on the Red Sea: formerly the chief port of the African Red Sea; now obstructed by a coral reef. Pop: reliable recent estimates are not available

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Historical Examples of suakin

  • "You will stay at Suakin as your base of operations," said Durrance, as he closed up the maps.

    The Four Feathers

    A. E. W. Mason

  • At present the only roads used by occasional caravans are from Berber to Assuan and Suakin.

  • As things happened, Feversham still waited for three years in the bazaar at Suakin before it did.

    The Four Feathers

    A. E. W. Mason

  • The Governor returned in great pain and some discomfiture to Suakin.

    The River War

    Winston S. Churchill

  • On the east, Egyptian influence is slowly—very slowly—recovering its lost ground in the vicinity of Suakin and Tokar.