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Dār Fūr
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, “the land of the Fūr”, a province of the Republic of the Sudan, formerly a Muslim sultanate.

Geography and inhabitants.

Dār Fūr was one of the chain of Muslim states composing bilād al-Sūdān . Its eastern neighbour was Kordofān, from which it was separated by a tract of sand-hills. To the west lay Waddāī. The Libyan desert formed a natural boundary on the north, while the marshes of the Baḥr al-G̲h̲azāl [q.v.] marked the southern limits. Dār Fūr comprises three main zones: a northern zone, the steppe fringe of the Sahara, providing grazing for camel-owning tribes …

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Holt, P.M., “Dār Fūr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0151>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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