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A region of western Sudan. Originally an independent sultanate, the area fell to the Egyptians in 1874 and later to the British. Under independent Sudan, the region has been the site of continuing ethnic conflict that developed into a major humanitarian crisis that began in 2003.
The basin of the Ghazal is a large one, extending north-west to Darfur, and south-west to the Congo watershed.
Reinforced by intermittent streams from the hills of Darfur and by considerable rivers flowing north from Dar Fertit, this river after reaching as far north as about io° 30' pursues a general south-easterly direction until it joins the Ghazal 87 m.
Omdurman is the headquarters of the native traders in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, the chief articles of commerce being ivory, ostrich feathers and gum arabic from Darfur and Kordofan.
The town and district form a small ethnographical island, having been peopled in the 18th century by a colony of Takruri from Darfur, who, finding the spot a convenient resting-place for their fellow-pilgrims on their way to Mecca and back, obtained permission from the negus of Abyssinia to make a permanent settlement.
On it converge various trade routes, notably from Darfur and from Dueim, a town on the White Nile 125 m.