a region in N Africa, S of the Sahara and Libyan deserts, extending from the Atlantic to the Red Sea.
Republic of the. Formerly Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. a republic in NE Africa, S of Egypt and bordering on the Red Sea: a former condominium of Egypt and Great Britain. 967,500 sq. mi. (2,505,825 sq. km).
a republic in NE Africa, on the Red Sea: conquered by Mehemet Ali of Egypt (1820–22) and made an Anglo-Egyptian condominium in 1899 after joint forces defeated the Mahdist revolt; became a republic in 1956; a lengthy civil war between separatists in the mainly Christian south and the government resulted in independence for South Sudan following a referendum in 2011. It consists mainly of a plateau, with the Nubian Desert in the north. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim; there are Christian and animist minorities. Currency: Sudanese pound or Sudani (replacing the Sudanese dinar in 2007). Capital: Khartoum. Pop: 34 847 910 (2013 est). Area: 1 861 484 sq km (718 723 sq miles) Former name (1899–1956) Anglo-Egyptian Sudan French name Soudan
the Sudan, a region stretching across Africa south of the Sahara and north of the tropical zone: inhabited chiefly by Negroid tribes rather than Arabs
Republic in northeastern Africa, bordered on the north by Egypt; on the east by the Red Sea and Ethiopia; on the south by Kenya, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo; and on the west by the Central African Republic, Chad, and Libya. Its capital is Khartoum, and its largest city is Omdurman.
Note: Sudan was under the joint rule of Britain and Egypt (though Britain exercised actual control) from 1899 to 1956.
Note: Recently, it has been plagued by famine and civil war.
- Sudan dye
Sudan dye Su·dan dye (sōō-dān’) n. Any of several fat-soluble aromatic dyes used as biological stains.
noun, plural Sudanese. 1. a native or inhabitant of Sudan. adjective 2. of or relating to Sudan or its inhabitants. adjective 1. of or relating to the republic of Sudan or its inhabitants 2. of or relating to the African region of the Sudan or its inhabitants noun 3. a native or inhabitant of the […]
noun 1. a sorghum, Sorghum sudanense, introduced into the U.S. from Africa, grown for hay and pasture.
adjective 1. (especially in former systems of classification) of or relating to a residual category of African languages including most of the non-Bantu and non-Hamitic languages of northern and central Africa: most now reclassified as part of the Niger-Congo subfamily. 2. of or relating to the Sudan or the Sudanese. noun 1. a group of […]