Wadi Halfa

[ wah-dee hahl-fuh ]

  1. a former town in the N Sudan, on the Nile: now under the waters of Lake Nasser, created by the Aswan High Dam in S Egypt.

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How to use Wadi Halfa in a sentence

  • The Egyptian frontier had been set back as far north as Wadi-Halfa.

    My Memoirs | Marguerite Steinheil
  • Prokesch copied one in the ruins of Wadi Halfa, splendid in blue and gold, with a serpent wound round it.

  • I have seen his likeness enshrined in wattle huts at Omdurman and Wadi Halfa.

  • Wadi Halfa was the military station, Tewfikieh a little frontier town to the north separated from Halfa by a mile of river-bank.

    The Four Feathers | A. E. W. Mason
  • Calder was the one man in Wadi Halfa who could claim something like intimacy with Durrance.

    The Four Feathers | A. E. W. Mason

British Dictionary definitions for Wadi Halfa

Wadi Halfa

/ (ˈwɒdɪ ˈhælfə) /

  1. a town in the N Sudan that was partly submerged by Lake Nasser: an important archaeological site

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