Definition of Sudan

1. Noun. A republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956.

Exact synonyms: Republic Of The Sudan, Soudan
Group relationships: Arab League
Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Terms within: Darfur, Kordofan, Capital Of Sudan, Khartoum, Nyala, Port Sudan, Omdurman, Libyan Desert, Nubian Desert, Nile, Nile River
Group relationships: Africa
Member holonyms: Sudanese

2. Noun. A region of northern Africa to the south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea.
Exact synonyms: Soudan
Geographical relationships: Battle Of Omdurman, Omdurman
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: Africa

Definition of Sudan

1. Proper noun. Country in Northeast Africa. Official name: Republic of Sudan. ¹

2. Proper noun. A climatic zone characterized by savannas and mosaic forests running in a belt just south of the Sahel in West and East Africa ¹

3. Proper noun. Former name for the present day country of Mali when it was under French colonial rule (''Soudan'') ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sudan

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Literary usage of Sudan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Moreover, to restore tranquillity in the sudan, " the first step necessary ... Egyptian sovereignty in the sudan dates from 1820, when Mehemet Ali sent a ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1907)
"Lastly, ei"c are scattered up and down the two volumes many notes and impressions the aspect of the northern sudan just after the close of the Mahdist ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Moreover, to restore tranquillity in the sudan, " the first step necessary was the construction of a railway from Suakin to Berber, or what, perhaps, ..."

4. The New Map of Africa (1900-1916): A History of European Expansion and by Herbert Adams Gibbons (1916)
"The whole Gordon and sudan literature, which requires a separate bibliography and is filled with sentimentalism, misrepresentations, and party prejudices, ..."

5. The Negro Races: A Sociological Study by Jerome Dowd (1907)
"The northern limit of the sudan forms an irregular line, beginning at the ... The southern limit of the sudan begins with the line of the Guinea Coast on ..."

6. Egypt: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1902)
"The British and Egyptian flags fly side by side in the sudan, and the rights ... The interest on the sudan war-loan (p. ciii) is guaranteed to the British ..."

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