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1    a republic in NE Africa, on the Red Sea: the largest country in Africa; conquered by Mehemet Ali of Egypt (1820--22) and made an Anglo-Egyptian condominium in 1899 after joint forces defeated the Mahdist revolt; became a republic in 1956; civil war has been waged between separatists, in the mainly Christian south, and the government since independence, apart from a period of peace (1972--83). It consists mainly of a plateau, with the Nubian Desert in the north. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim; there are large Christian and animist minorities. Currency: Sudanese dinar. Capital: Khartoum. Pop.: 33551000 (1998 est.). Area: 2505805 sq. km (967491 sq. miles),   (Former name (1899--1956))    Anglo-Egyptian Sudan     (French name)    Soudan  
2    a region stretching across Africa south of the Sahara and north of the tropical zone: inhabited chiefly by Negroid tribes rather than Arabs  
  Sudanese      adj, n  

Anglo-Egyptian Sudan  
      n      the former name (1899--1956) of the       Sudan  
French Sudan  
      n      a former name (1898--1959) of       Mali  
Port Sudan  
      n   the chief port of the Sudan, in the NE on the Red Sea. Pop.: 305385 (1993)  
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