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CONTRIBUTOR: Sofia on 9/28/2017
Meaning & History
The Sudan or Sudan, also known as North Sudan since South Sudan's independence and officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northern Africa.
The country's place name Sudan is a name given to a geographical region to the south of the Sahara, stretching from Western Africa to eastern Central Africa. The name derives from the Arabic bilād as-sūdān (بلاد السودان), or "the lands of the Blacks".