Khartum

Khartoum

[kahr-toom]
noun
a city in and the capital of the Sudan, at the junction of the White and Blue Nile rivers: besieged 1885; retaken by the British 1898.
Also, Khartum.
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Khartoum or Khartum (kɑːˈtuːm)
 
n
the capital of the Sudan, at the junction of the Blue and the White Nile: with adjoining Khartoum North and Omdurman, the largest conurbation in the country; destroyed by the Mahdists in 1885 when General Gordon was killed; seat of the Anglo-Egyptian government of the Sudan until 1954, then capital of the new republic. Pop: 4 495 000 (2005 est)
 
Khartum or Khartum
 
n

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Sudan
1842, from Arabic Bilad-al-sudan, lit. "country of the blacks," from sud, pl. of aswad (fem. sauda) "black."
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Khartoum [(kahr-toohm)]

Capital of Sudan, a port at the juncture of the two upper portions of the Nile River — the Blue Nile and White Nile.

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