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South Sudan

Syllabification: South Su·dan

Definition of South Sudan in English:

A landlocked country in NE Africa, independent since 2011; capital, Juba.

Since Sudan’s independence in 1956, there had been conflict between the Islamic government in the north and separatist forces in the south. A peace agreement in 2005 provided for a referendum on secession, which was held in 2011 and resulted in South Sudan declaring itself independent. The country was admitted to the United Nations later that year

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South Sudanese

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adjective & noun

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