Berber, Sudan

Berber is a town in the Nile state of northern Sudan, 50 km north of Atbara, near the junction of the Atbara River and the Nile.

The town was the starting-point of the old caravan route across the Nubian Desert to the Red Sea at Suakin. The first line of defense against the Ottoman empire occurred in this city, also some attempts occurred in Dar Mahas and Dongola. The tribes inhabiting this city are mainly Jaalin with fewer numbers of Ababda.

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