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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

region in Sudan, named for its people, from Arabic dar, literally "house" + Fur, ethnic name of the indigenous African population.

Darfur, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 137
Housing Units (2000): 59
Land area (2000): 0.354333 sq. miles (0.917717 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.354333 sq. miles (0.917717 sq. km)
FIPS code: 14770
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 44.051779 N, 94.837374 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 56022
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Darfur, MN

Darfur ( , ) is a region in western Sudan. It was firstly named Dardaju when the Daju, who migrated from Meroe c.350 AD, were ruling. Then renamed Dartunjur when the Tunjur were ruling the country and who had been replaced by the Fur recent immigrants from Dar Fartit in the Central Africa. Darfur (Dar in the name means 'place of or land of' the Fur people) was an independent sultanate for several hundred years, incorporated into Sudan by Anglo-Egyptian forces in 1916. The region is divided into five federal states: Central Darfur, East Darfur, North Darfur, South Darfur and West Darfur. Because of the war in Darfur between Sudanese government forces and the indigenous population, the region has been in a state of humanitarian emergency since 2003.

Darfur (disambiguation)

Darfur is a region of western Sudan. It may also refer to:

  • Sultanate of Darfur, historical state
  • War in Darfur, a conflict in Darfur
  • Darfur (film), a 2009 film directed by Uwe Boll
  • Darfur, Minnesota, a city in the United States
  • Darfür, Finnish hardcore punk band
Darfur (film)

Darfur (previously called Janjaweed) is a film directed by Uwe Boll concerning the current conflict in Darfur, starring David O'Hara, Kristanna Loken, Billy Zane and Edward Furlong. The film was also released as Attack On Darfur.

Usage examples of "darfur".

Kanai and Darfur had worked together for many years since they'd first met while eliminating a terrorist group working out of Iran.

The huge Darfur stood behind Pitt, looking like a coyote who had a rabbit trapped in a gulch.

It should have been a stunning blow, or at least an incapacitating one, but Pitt's aim was slightly off and the major force caught Darfur just to the side of the genitals where the thigh joins the torso.

Pitt thought he might go down and readied himself to leap for the gun in Kanai's hand, but Darfur shook off the blow, rubbed his head, refocused his eyes and renewed his attack.

Instead of Darfur towering above his opponent, they stared face-to-face, no more than inches apart.

He hung on like a relentless bulldog as Darfur thrashed around the room like a madman.

  As Darfur turned to lay his rifle against a chair, Pitt, who'd pretended a look of fear, suddenly uncoiled like a rattier and lashed out at Darfur with his knee, catching the monstrous man in the groin.

  Pitt was suddenly aware of being jerked to his feet by Darfur, who circled his arms around Pitt's chest, clutched his hands together and began to squeeze.

  When Darfur had grasped him around the back above the waist and locked his arms like a vise, Giordino had lifted his arms so that they were free and stretched in the air above the giant's head.

  There was a horrible gasping wail as Darfur suddenly went limp and crashed to the floor like a timbered oak tree, with Giordino on top of him.

He knew that the Khalifa was only sending himself to Darfur that he might be a check upon Mahommed Sherif.

Long before the Egyptian expedition the natives of Sennaar were sold to the natives of Darfur and vice versa.

It borders on the Mountains of the Moon on one side, and those of Darfur on the other--a space about as broad as Europe.