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SUDAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Sudan mean? 

SUDAN (noun)
  The noun SUDAN has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: SUDAN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUDAN (noun)


Sense 1Sudan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Republic of the Sudan; Soudan; Sudan

Instance hypernyms:

African country; African nation (countries occupying the African continent)

Meronyms (parts of "Sudan"):

Nile; Nile River (the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization)

Nubian Desert (an arid sandstone plateau in northeastern Sudan between the Nile and the Red Sea)

Libyan Desert (the northeastern part of the Sahara Desert in Libya and Egypt and Sudan)

Omdurman (a city of Sudan; located in the central Sudan on the White Nile opposite Khartoum)

Port Sudan (port city in Sudan on the Red Sea)

Nyala (city in Sudan)

capital of Sudan; Khartoum (the capital of Sudan located at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile)

Kordofan (a mountainous province of central Sudan)

Darfur (an impoverished region of western Sudan)

Meronyms (members of "Sudan"):

Sudanese (a native or inhabitant of Sudan)

Holonyms ("Sudan" is a part of...):

Africa (the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean)

Holonyms ("Sudan" is a member of...):

Arab League (an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation)


Sense 2Sudan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Soudan; Sudan

Instance hypernyms:

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Domain member region:

battle of Omdurman; Omdurman (a battle (1898) in which an English and Egyptian army under Kitchener defeated the Sudanese)

Holonyms ("Sudan" is a part of...):

Africa (the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean)


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