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Gezira

[juh-zeer-uh] /dʒəˈzɪər ə/
noun
1.
a region in central Sudan, S of Khartoum, between the Blue Nile and the White Nile: a former province.
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  • The revenues of the Mulazemin Treasury come from the Gezira lands; and the main item of expenditure is the pay of the mulazemin.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin
  • In the Gezira are woven common cotton stuffs,—such as tobs, damur, and genj (names of cloths) in lengths of about ten yards.

    Fire and Sword in the Sudan Rudolf C. Slatin
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Gezira

/dʒəˈzɪərə/
noun
1.
a region of the E central Sudan between the Blue and White Niles: site of a large-scale irrigation system
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