Atbara



a river in NE Africa, flowing NW from NW Ethiopia to the Nile in E Sudan. About 500 miles (800 km) long.
a city in NE Sudan.
Historical Examples

In two days they reached the junction of the Atbara river with the Nile.
Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston

After the battle of Atbara, it was announced that 3000 dervishes had been killed.
Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh

Wherever the sources of the Nile might be, the Atbara was the parent of Egypt!
In the Heart of Africa Samuel White Baker

The Dervish army had crossed the Atbara at Hudi, and was within ten miles of the camp.
The River War Winston S. Churchill

The battle of the Atbara was then won, and the order to cease firing was given.
The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885 Charles Royle

Then at 8.25 the ‘Cease fire’ sounded, and the battle of the Atbara ended.
The River War Winston S. Churchill

The prison doors were broken, the prisoners were released, and rejoiced in the mighty stream of the Atbara.
In the Heart of Africa Samuel White Baker

The British, on the other hand, could receive their supplies by camels from the Atbara fort.
With Kitchener in the Soudan G. A. Henty

Kitchener, making another night march up the Atbara river, stormed the Arab camp and took Mahmoud prisoner.
Lord Kitchener G. K. Chesterton

You saved my life at Atbara, and have always been faithfully devoted to me.
With Kitchener in the Soudan G. A. Henty

noun
a town in NE Sudan. Pop: 110 000 (2005 est)
a river in NE Africa, rising in N Ethiopia and flowing through E Sudan to the Nile at Atbara. Length: over 800 km (500 miles)

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