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    Sudan or The Sudan

    Previously it was written in dictionaries that both the forms 'Sudan' and 'the Sudan' are correct. However I think after the revolutionary election of separating the Southern Sudan from the country we must only use the form with the: 'the Sudan'
    It's only my perception. Am I right?

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    Re: Sudan or The Sudan

    I hear Sudan more than the Sudan now, just as Ukraine is more common than the Ukraine.

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    Re: Sudan or The Sudan

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    Although the last editing date of this article is for after the secession but I logically think 'the Sudan' makes more sense after the secession than before it. Isn't it logical to use the definite article: 'the' for distinguishing between them?
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    Re: Sudan or The Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Isn't it logical to use the definite article: 'the' for distinguishing between them?
    Logic has little to do with it. It's the form that people use that matters and, as the article and Tdol said, the form without the article is more common now.

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    Re: Sudan or The Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Although the last editing date of this article is for after the secession but I logically think 'the Sudan' makes more sense after the secession than before it. Isn't it logical to use the definite article: 'the' for distinguishing between them?
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    Not really- you have Sudan and South Sudan- South distinguishes them.

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