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El Obeid

[el oh-beyd] /ˌɛl oʊˈbeɪd/
noun
1.
a city in the central Sudan: Egyptian army defeated by Mahdist forces 1883.
Also, Obeid, Al-Obeid.
Arabic Al-Ubayyid.

Kordofan

[kawr-doh-fahn] /ˌkɔr doʊˈfɑn/
noun
1.
a province in the central Sudan. About 147,000 sq. mi. (380,730 sq. km).
Capital: El Obeid.
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  • There was also Mr. Vizetelly, an artist, a prisoner in el-obeid.

  • I must pay for my fault, though I cannot think that the commander at el-obeid would be hard upon one who has erred from ignorance.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • Let some go east and some west, and making a circuit to avoid el-obeid reach the edge of the desert as best you may.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • It is one thing to fight the Egyptians as they did at el-obeid, but another when it is your soldiers.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
British Dictionary definitions for el-obeid

El Obeid

/ɛl əʊˈbeɪd/
noun
1.
a city in the central Sudan, in Kordofan province: scene of the defeat of a British and Egyptian army by the Mahdi (1883). Pop: 423 000 (2005 est)

Kordofan

/ˌkɔːdəʊˈfæn/
noun
1.
a region of the central Sudan: consists of a plateau with rugged uplands (the Nuba Mountains). Area: 380 548 sq km (146 930 sq miles)
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