Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and north of the equator. It extends across the continent from the Atlantic coast to the mountains of Ethiopia.
  • A country of northeast Africa south of Egypt. Northern Sudan formed part of the ancient kingdoms of Nubia and Cush. Conquered by Egypt in 1820-1822 and jointly administered by Great Britain and Egypt after 1899, Sudan achieved independence in 1956. Khartoum is the capital and Omdurman is the largest city. Population: 39,400,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Country in Northeast Africa. Official name: Republic of the Sudan.
  • proper n. A climatic zone characterized by savannas and mosaic forests running in a belt just south of the Sahel in West and East Africa
  • proper n. Mali (when it was under French colonial rule as Soudan).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
  • n. a region of northern Africa to the south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea

Etymologies

From Arabic اسود ("black man"), plural سودان (sudá:n). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • OMAR AL-BASHIR, SUDAN (through translator): Your strong stance with Sudan and your refusal of the unjust resolution that is targeting its unity in support of the humanitarian situation of Darfur are very much appreciated.

    CNN Transcript Mar 31, 2009

  • SUDAN: About 10,000 U.N. troops are in Sudan to monitor a peace accord in the south, where one of the world's longest-running civil wars ended in 2005.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • SUDAN: The human rights picture in Sudan is overshadowed by the conflict in the Darfur conflict, which started in February 2003 when inhabitants of that region rose up against what they felt was marginalization by the government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • SALVA KIIR, VP, SOUTHERN SUDAN: South Sudan, and indeed the whole Sudan, has lost its beloved southern, Dr. John Garang de Mabior.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2005

  • KHARTOUM and RUMBEK, SUDAN, Apr 12, 2010 (IPS) - Voting in Sudan - the first democratic elections in 24 years - has been extended by three days by the National Election Commission in response to widespread problems with voters 'lists and ballot papers.

    IPS Inter Press Service

  • SEE: CHALLENGES FACING SUDAN "ALMOST UNMANAGEABLE" SAYS HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR, BY CAROLINE PATTON: 13/08/2009, www. maximsnews.com At least 40 percent of the population in southern Sudan is at risk due to factors like spiraling inter-tribal conflict, massive food shortages and a budget crisis brought about by the global economic crisis.

    WN.com - Articles related to SUDAN: Monitoring peace in the border badlands

  • ·Sudan is located in North Africa, south of Egypt ·Khartoum is the capital of Sudan.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • UNiFEED Story SUDAN LRA REFUGEES 01 58, p A senior UN official in southern Sudan says the recent joint military operation against rebels of the Lord's Resistance

    WN.com - Articles related to No Tackling, but a Girls' Sport Takes Some Hits

  • UNiFEED Story SUDAN LRA REFUGEES 01 58, p A senior UN official in southern Sudan says the recent joint military operation against rebels of the

    WN.com - Articles related to No Tackling, but a Girls' Sport Takes Some Hits

  • Published: 2009-06-02 11: 44: 59+01: 00 maximsnewsnetwork: SUDAN ELECTIONS NEED JOINT EFFORT BY ALL TO SUCCEED (UNMIS) maximsnewsnetwork: SUDAN ELECTIONS NEED JOINT EFFORT BY ALL TO SUCCEED (UNMIS) maximsnewsnetwork: 23 February 2010 - As Sudan begins its countdown to its first multi-party elections in 24 years, UN Chief Electoral Affairs Officer in the country stresses on the need for a joint effort among electoral stakeholders to make this historic event a success.

    WN.com - Photown News

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