Definition of Sudan in English:

Sudan

proper noun

  • 1A country in northeastern Africa, south of Egypt, with a coastline on the Red Sea; population 35,473,000 (est. 2011); 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:

Sudan

/so͞oˈdan//so͞oˈdän/