What is Sudan?

  • (noun): A republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956; involved in state-sponsored terrorism.
    Synonyms: Republic of the Sudan, Soudan
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Sudan (Arabic: السودان‎, as-Sūdān i/suːˈdæn/ or /suːˈdɑːn/;), officially the Republic of the Sudan (Arabic: جمهورية السودان‎, Jumhūrīyat as-Sūdān) and sometimes called North Sudan, is an Arab state in North Africa bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west and Libya to the northwest. Internally, the Nile divides the country into eastern and western halves. The population of Sudan is a combination of indigenous inhabitants of the Nile Valley and descendants of migrants from the Arabian Peninsula. Arabisation has made Arab culture the norm and the overwhelming majority of the population today adheres to Islam. As a consequence, Sudan is also often considered to be part of the Middle East.

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History Of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan - The South and The Unity of Sudan
... and political viability of the southern provinces as separate from northern Sudan ... In 1946, the Sudan Administrative Conference determined that Sudan should be administered as one country ... Some southern British colonial officials responded to the Sudan Administrative Conference by charging that northern agitation had influenced the conferees and that no voice had been heard at the conference ...
Arabian-Nubian Shield
... Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Somalia ... efforts, principally by the Egyptians to extract gold from the rocks of Egypt and NE Sudan ... All of the gold deposits in Egypt and northern Sudan were found and exploited by Egyptians, but new gold discoveries have been found in Sudan, Eritrea, and Saudi Arabia ...
... It is about 30 kilometers from the international border with South Sudan and is host to UN offices (part of the Operation Lifeline Sudan program), around 49 ... Refugees from Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, the DRC, and several other surrounding countries can be found in Kakuma ... Loki is the outermost Kenyan town on the border with Sudan ...

More definitions of "Sudan":

  • (noun): A region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea.
    Synonyms: Soudan