Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital of Sudan, in the east-central part of the country at the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile. Founded c. 1821 as an Egyptian army camp, it was destroyed by Mahdists in 1885. Lord Kitchener retook the city in 1898 and oversaw its rebuilding. Population: 1,970,000.

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  • proper n. Capital of the Sudan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the capital of Sudan located at the confluence of the Blue Nile and White Nile

Etymologies

Possibly from Arabic خرطوم (khartú:m, "elephant trunk"), but more likely from Arabic قرطم (qurTum, "safflower"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • KHARTOUM (AFP) A Khartoum court on Wednesday condemned four Islamists to death for the 2008 killing of a US diplomat and his Sudanese driver ....

    John Norris: Pretzel Logic

  • KHARTOUM: An army officer who was jailed for involvement in a coup attempt in August 1992 has been set free, a Khartoum newspaper reported.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Gordon's death at Khartoum is well told in Stevens, _With Kitchener to Khartoum_ and Churchill, _The River War_.

    The Critic in the Orient

  • April 4, 2010 (KHARTOUM) - Supporters of Yasir Arman, withdrawn candidate for the Sudanese presidency, protested today outside the SPLM's premises in Khartoum demanding him to compete again against President Omer Al-Bashir.

    Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

  • KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese police briefly detained more than 20 models, make-up artists and designers after a rare mixed-sex fashion show in Khartoum, participants said Saturday.

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  • February 8, 2010 (KHARTOUM) - The former US president, Jimmy Carter, arrived in Khartoum on Monday on a four-day visit to Sudan, heading a delegation of the Carter Center, which is monitoring the elections process in the country.

    Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

  • KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Darfur rebels said on Sunday they had shot down two Sudanese army helicopters in the latest reports of fighting that have marred faltering peace talks between Khartoum and other insurgents.

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  • KHARTOUM: Sudan's elections were set up under a peace deal designed to unify the country - but in Khartoum they are showing up the oil-producing nation's deep divides.

    arabnews - frontpage

  • KHARTOUM (Reuters) - U.S. S.dan envoy S.ott Gration began crisis talks with political leaders in Khartoum on Thursday after the shock withdrawal of a presidential candidate threatened to undermine the credibility of coming elections.

    Reuters: Top News

  • KHARTOUM: Khartoum accused the International Criminal Court on Wednesday of trying to affect peace talks with Darfur rebels and reform in Sudan after an appeals chamber ordered a review of the dropping of genocide charges against President Omar al-Beshir.

    News

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