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Sudd

(so͝od), swampy region, c.200 mi (320 km) long, and c.150 mi (240 km) wide, central South Sudan, E central Africa. It is fed by the Bahr el Jebel, the Bahr el Ghazal, and the Bahr el Arab, headwaters of the Nile. Thick aquatic vegetation (sudd) disperses the river water into numerous channels. About half the water is lost through evaporation and absorption before leaving the Sudd.

The vegetation hinders navigation and long barred attempts to trace the Nile to its source. An Egyptian expedition first succeeded in crossing the Sudd in 1840. It took much effort to clear (1899–1903) a channel for regular navigation, and constant maintenance is necessary to keep it open. Construction on a canal to circumvent the Sudd and drain swampland for agriculture began in 1978 but was suspended in 1983.

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8) Haji Suud Suhaili, who served as SAO and DO in various parts of Sarawak and retired as General Manager of the Bintulu Development Authority;
As in spring the cambium of both black and white alder contains sweet red sap, children would chew fine alder twigs or pieces of cambium cut off a bigger tree; as a result of this their mouths became red (suud lepased) (EM; Viires 1975 : 102).
Five years later he gained the political support of the head of the Suud family residing in Dariya, and together they gradually spread their control over different parts of Arabia.
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