Definitions for khartoumkɑrˈtum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Khartoum, capital of Sudan(noun)

    the capital of Sudan located at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile


  1. Khartoum(ProperNoun)

    Capital of the Sudan.

  2. Origin: Possibly from خرطوم, but more likely from Arabic قرطم.


  1. Khartoum

    Khartoum is the capital and second largest city of the Republic of Sudan and of Khartoum State. It is located at the confluence of the White Nile flowing north from Lake Victoria and the Blue Nile flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as the "al-Mogran", meaning the Confluence. The main Nile continues to flow north towards Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. Divided by the Niles, Khartoum is a tripartite metropolis with an estimated overall population of over five million people consisting of Khartoum proper, and linked by bridges to Khartoum North called and Omdurman to the west.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Khartoum

    a caravan depôt in the Soudan, just above the confluence of the Blue and White Niles, 1100 m. S. of Cairo; was an active slave-trade centre, and commercially important; was captured by the Mahdists in 1885, when General Gordon fell; retaken by Lord Kitchener in 1898; lately has been superseded by Omdurman on the opposite bank of the Nile.

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