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What African city has a name that means "elephant's trunk" in its local dialect?

Question #49749. Asked by peasypod.
Last updated Jun 14 2021.

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Khartoum, Sudan

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Response last updated by gtho4 on Sep 12 2016.
Jul 26 2004, 8:33 PM
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Response last updated by CmdrK on Jun 14 2021.
Aug 27 2008, 3:00 PM
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The word 'Khartoum' means 'elephant’s trunk' in the dialect which was spoken locally, the name of the town is probably derived from the narrow strip of land extending between the blue and White Niles, which is like the trunk of an elephant.


Aug 27 2008, 5:34 PM
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