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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sudan, Republic of the Sudan, Soudannoun

    a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956

  2. Sudan, Soudannoun

    a region of northern Africa to the south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soudannoun

    a sultan

  2. Etymology: [F.]


  1. Soudan

    Soudan is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Breitung Township, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 446. The community is located immediately east of the city of Tower on State Highway 1 and State Highway 169. It is the home of McKinley Park, a park and campground operated by the Township of Breitung, named in honor of former President of the United States, William McKinley, who was in office from 1897 to 1901. The Soudan Underground Mine State Park is located nearby. The park contains the University of Minnesota's Soudan Underground Laboratory which houses detectors, including MINOS, over 700 meters below the surface of the Earth. Both the mine and the underground laboratory are open for tours. Although it is unincorporated, Soudan has a post office, with the ZIP code of 55782.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Soudan

    or "The Land of the Blacks," the cradle of the negro race, a vast tract of territory stretching E. and W. across the African continent from the Atlantic (W.) to the Red Sea and Highlands of Abyssinia (E.), between the Sahara (W.) and the Gulf of Guinea and the central equatorial provinces (S.); divided into (a) Upper Soudan, embracing Senegambia, Sierra Leone, Ashanti, Dahomey, Liberia, and west coast-lands; (6) Lower Soudan, including the Fulah States, Massina, Gando, Sokoto, &c.; (c) Egyptian Soudan, which in 1882 was subdivided into (1) West Soudan, including Dar-Fur, Kordofan, Bahr-el-Ghazal, and Dongola; (2) Central Soudan, comprising Khartoum, Sennaar, Berber, Fashoda, and the Equatorial Province, &c.; (3) Eastern Soudan, bordering on the Red Sea, and embracing Taka, Suakim, and Massowah; (4) Harar, stretching E. of Abyssinia. The extension of Egyptian rule into this territory began in 1819 with the capture of Khartoum, which became the base of military operations, ending in the gradual conquest of the surrounding regions in 1874. A serious revolt, fanned by religious fanaticism, broke out in 1882, and headed by the Mahdi (q. v.) and his lieutenant Osman Digna, ended in the utter rout of the Egyptian forces under Hicks Pasha and Baker Pasha; Gordon, after a vain attempt to relieve him, perished in Khartoum; but Stanley was more successful in relieving Emin Bey in the Equatorial Province. Anarchy and despotism ensued until the victorious campaign of Kitchener (q. v.) again restored the lost provinces to Egypt.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Soudan

    Properly “Suden,” from the Arabic Belad-ez-Suden, “district of the blacks.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Soudan is ranked #154907 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Soudan surname appeared 105 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Soudan.

    71.4% or 75 total occurrences were White.
    12.3% or 13 total occurrences were Black.
    6.6% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Soudan in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Soudan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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