Definitions for khartoumkɑrˈtum
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the capital of the Sudan, at the junction of the White and Blue Nile rivers. 924,505.
Category: Geography (places)
Khartoum, capital of Sudan(noun)
the capital of Sudan located at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile
Capital of the Sudan.
Origin: Possibly from خرطوم, but more likely from Arabic قرطم.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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was captured by the Mahdists in 1885, when General Gordon fell; retaken by Lord Kitchener in 1898; lately has been superseded by Omdurman on the opposite bank of the Nile.