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Sudan

[ soo-dan ]

noun

  1. a region in North Africa, south of the Sahara and Libyan Deserts, extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea.
  2. Republic of the Sudan, a republic in northeastern Africa, south of Egypt and bordering on the Red Sea: a former condominium of Egypt and Great Britain. 728,215 square miles (1,886,068 square kilometers). : Khartoum. Also called North Sudan. Formerly An·glo-E·gyp·tian Sudan [ang, -gloh-i-, jip, -sh, uh, n].


Sudan

/ -ˈdæn; suːˈdɑːn /

noun

  1. a republic in NE Africa, on the Red Sea: conquered by Mehemet Ali of Egypt (1820–22) and made an Anglo-Egyptian condominium in 1899 after joint forces defeated the Mahdist revolt; became a republic in 1956; a lengthy civil war between separatists in the mainly Christian south and the government resulted in independence for South Sudan following a referendum in 2011. It consists mainly of a plateau, with the Nubian Desert in the north. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim; there are Christian and animist minorities. Currency: Sudanese pound or Sudani (replacing the Sudanese dinar in 2007). Capital: Khartoum. Pop: 34 847 910 (2013 est). Area: 1 861 484 sq km (718 723 sq miles) Former name (1899–1956)Anglo-Egyptian Sudan French nameSoudan
  2. the Sudan
    a region stretching across Africa south of the Sahara and north of the tropical zone: inhabited chiefly by Negroid tribes rather than Arabs


Sudan

  1. Republic in northeastern Africa , bordered on the north by Egypt (see also Egypt ); on the east by the Red Sea and Ethiopia ; on the south by Kenya , Uganda , and Democratic Republic of Congo ; and on the west by the Central African Republic, Chad , and Libya . Its capital is Khartoum , and its largest city is Omdurman.


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Notes

Sudan was under the joint rule of Britain and Egypt (though Britain exercised actual control) from 1899 to 1956.
Recently, it has been plagued by famine and civil war.
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Example Sentences

Nearly 50,000 refugees from Ethiopia have fled to Sudan in recent weeks, according to the United Nations.

From Vox

To find out more, I spoke to Jan Egeland, the secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, which is providing aid to the refugees who have fled to Sudan.

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That means while the first two pacts were normalization deals, this one with Sudan could potentially be described more accurately as a peace deal.

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At its core, it looks like the deal is really a trade where the US gives Sudan financial help in exchange for recognizing Israel.

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The current distribution of its waters is limited to only two—Egypt and Sudan—under the 1959 Nile Agreement.

From Quartz

From Afghanistan to Russia to Sudan, thousands have been killed by female suicide bombers.

The path may be there, but current travelers to Sudan face a bureaucratic nightmare of permits and road blocks.

Overall, few travelers have made the trek into the desert of Sudan to see these architectural wonders.

One of his projects resulted in a new road from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, to the monuments at Meroe.

Sudan has been plagued by years of political instability, which has prevented tourism from gaining traction.

Indeed, in some Sudan languages three degrees of remoteness or of size are thus distinguished.

The coast passes afterwards directly south to Sawakan (Swakem), a small city in the land of the blacks, (or al Sudan).

In 1899 the limits of the colony were extended, on the dismemberment of the French Sudan, to include the upper Niger districts.

Further, by conquering the Sudan, Britain has gained control of the upper waters of the Nile.

There is also a Khedive's Sudan medal which British soldiers have permission to wear.

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