Definition of Sudan in English:

Sudan

proper noun

  • 1A country in northeastern Africa, south of Egypt, with a coastline on the Red Sea; population 40,200,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Khartoum; languages, Arabic (official), Hausa, and others.

  • 2A vast region in North Africa that extends across the width of the continent from the southern edge of the Sahara to the tropical equatorial zone in the south.

Origin

From Arabic sūdān, literally ‘country of the blacks’.

Pronunciation