- a former independent sultanate of the Sudan, in N central Africa: now part of the Republic of Chad.
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The Niam-Niam, who were at war with the Wadai, liberated me.The Goose Man
Before leaving the beach I presented old Wadai with an axe, as a recompense for his civility.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.
These hills to the south and east merge into the plains of Wadai and Darfur.
Under succeeding monarchs the country, involved in wars with Sennar and Wadai, declined in importance.
The ivory and feather caravans from Wadai and Borku have latterly deserted it altogether.
- a former independent sultanate of NE central Africa: now the E part of Chad
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