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The Egyptian Nile, though it does have its own particular hazards, is subject to none of what I find in Rhode Island. Since the Aswan High Dam was built in 1973, the Nile has become something of a grand canal. It is wide, flat, slow, and so calm it verges on the geriatric.
Rosemary Mahoney

Meaning of "Aswan" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ASWAN

Aswan  [ɑːsˈwɑːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASWAN

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Aswan is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASWAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Aswan

Aswan

Aswan, formerly spelled Assuan, is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate. Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dams on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine.

Definition of Aswan in the English dictionary

The definition of Aswan in the dictionary is an ancient town in SE Egypt, on the Nile, just below the First Cataract. Pop: 249 000 Ancient name: Syene.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASWAN


Assouan
ɑːsˈwɑːn
Assuan
ɑːsˈwɑːn
deewan
dɪˈwɑːn
dewan
dɪˈwɑːn
diwan
dɪˈwɑːn
guan
ɡwɑːn
hwan
hwɑːn
Jawan
dʒəˈwɑːn
Kwangchowan
ˈkwæŋˈtʃaʊˈwɑːn
macedoine
ˌmæsɪˈdwɑːn
Qairwan
kaɪəˈwɑːn
Sichuan
ˈsɪtʃwɑːn
Szechuan
ˈsɪtʃwɑːn
Szechwan
ˌseɪˈtʃwɑːn
Taiwan
ˈtaɪˈwɑːn
Tsingyuan
ˈtsɪŋˈjwɑːn
Yinchuan
ˈjɪnˈtʃwɑːn
Yinchwan
ˈjɪnˈtʃwɑːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASWAN

Asturian
Asturias
astute
astutely
astuteness
Astyanax
astylar
asudden
asunder
Asur
ASV
ASW
Aswan Dam
Aswan High Dam

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASWAN

ajowan
Bandar Seri Begawan
Bewick´s swan
bhawan
black swan
cowan
gowan
Iowan
lowan
McEwan
mute swan
Palawan
rowan
Saskatchewan
sewan
swan
trumpeter swan
wan
whistling swan
whooper swan

Synonyms and antonyms of Aswan in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Aswan» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

阿斯旺
1,325 millions of speakers

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Aswan
570 millions of speakers

English

Aswan
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

असवान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أسوان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Асуан
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Aswan
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আসওয়ান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Assouan
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Aswan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Assuan
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アスワン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아스완
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aswan
85 millions of speakers
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Aswan
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அஸ்வான்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

असवान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Asvan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Aswan
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Asuan
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Асуан
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Aswan
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ασουάν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Aswan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Assuan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Aswan
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Aswan

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Aswan

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QUOTES WITH «ASWAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Aswan.
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Rosemary Mahoney
The Egyptian Nile, though it does have its own particular hazards, is subject to none of what I find in Rhode Island. Since the Aswan High Dam was built in 1973, the Nile has become something of a grand canal. It is wide, flat, slow, and so calm it verges on the geriatric.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASWAN»

Discover the use of Aswan in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Aswan and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Growing Up in an Egyptian Village: Silwa, Province of Aswan
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Hamed Ammar, 1998
2
Aswan and Abu Simbel: History and Guide
Aswan (ancient Syene) and Elephantine were the twin cities on Egypt's southern border that played an important part in the country's early history. They owed their importance to three factors: defense, trade with the south, and rich mineral ...
Jill Kamil, 1993
3
The Nubians of West Aswan: Village Women in the Midst of Change
A2. The. People. of. West. Aswan. The felucca dipped sharply to the left as its sails caught the wind. As it lunged forward, the other women on board shifted nervously in their seats, clutching their veils around their heads and shoulders with stiff ...
Anne M. Jennings, 1995
4
Aswan
A handy pocket guide for explorers of Egypt's rich past and exciting present in Aswan
Alberto Siliotti, 2002
5
Financing of Aswan High Dam in Egypt: hearings before the ...
Reviews financing proposal.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations, 1956
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Dam Maintenance and Rehabilitation: Proceedings of the ...
H.M. Osman, M.K. Osman & A.S. Karmy High and Aswan Dams Authority (HADA), Aswan, Egypt ABSTRACT: The main two tributaries of the Nile, Atbara and the Blue Nile, when in flood carry along, solid matter which has been washed by the  ...
J.A. Llanos, J. Yague, F. Sanz de Ormijana, 2002
7
Ceramic Industries of Medieval Nubia
The Aswan wares of Family A, though not of indigenous origin, played nearly as large a part in Lower Nubian ceramic history as did the wares of Families D and N. They are found at all periods from the Roman to the- Terminal Christian, ...
William Yewdale Adams, 1986
8
Induced Seismicity
1995 Birkhauser Verlag, Basel Earthquake Activity in the Aswan Region, Egypt MOHAMED AWAD' and MEOUME MizouE2 Abstract — The November 14, 1981 Aswan earthquake (M, = 5.7), which was related to the impoundment of Lake ...
Harsh K. Gupta, Rajender K. Chadha, 1995
9
The Aswan High Dam
Describes the techniques used and difficulties faced in building Egypt's Aswan High Dam, which tamed the vital waters of the Nile and changed the lives of Egyptians, as well as 100,000 Nubians displaced by the reservoir.
Peggy J. Parks, 2004
10
Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia
A variety of scholars examine different aspects of Coptic Christian civilization in the Aswan and Nubia regions of Egypt over the past centuries.
Gawdat Gabra, Hany Takla, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASWAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Aswan is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sailing holidays: readers' tips, advice and recommendations
We travelled from Luxor to Aswan by dahabiya – an elegant, refurbished sailing boat with six berths. The boat tied up against privately owned ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
'Frankenstein' Nefertiti statue removed after public outcry
The bust was installed at the city's entrance on the Egypt-Aswan highway. The head of Samalout city, Gamal Kanaway, told Aswat Masriya that ... «Ahram Online, Jul 15»
3
Ministry of Tourism sets cost of participating in 3 international …
... and Germany are major markets for beach tourism, while Barcelona is important for cultural tourism in Upper Egypt (Luxor and Aswan). «Daily News Egypt, Jul 15»
4
UK Government Deems Tourist Destinations In Egypt Safe
Nevertheless, the warnings did not include the tourist areas along the Nile, such Luxor, Qina, Aswan, Abu Simbel and the Valley of the Kings, ... «Egyptian Streets, Jul 15»
5
Not just another environmental story: Predicting Africa's next, most …
In terms of places most at risk, studies have shown that highest accelerations are concentrated in the Nile Delta, Northern Red Sea and Aswan. «Mail & Guardian Africa, Jul 15»
6
Egyptian club Wadi Degla deny expelling player over Sisi criticism
Mansour's remarks were deemed racist and derogatory by Aswan's General Nubian Union, a group that promotes the rights of Nubians who ... «Ahram Online, Jul 15»
7
NUCA implements Housing Ministry's FY 2014/2015 plan
... acres in Burg Al-Arab City, 3,200 acres in Badr City, 650 acres in New Minya, 530 acres in New Damietta, and 116 acres in New Aswan. «Daily News Egypt, Jul 15»
8
Bomb explodes outside telecom company
Another bomb also exploded in Aswan on Saturday. In addition, violence is ongoing in the North Sinai region. One woman and three children ... «Daily News Egypt, Jul 15»
9
Nubian group says will sue Zamalek chairman for 'racist remarks'
Aswan's General Nubian Union, a group that promotes the rights of Nubians who often complain of marginalization by the central government, ... «Ahram Online, Jul 15»
10
Egypt Fast Facts
1970 - The Aswan High Dam on the Nile river is completed at a cost of $1 billion. September 28, 1970 - President Gamal Nasser dies of a heart attack. «KPAX-TV, Jul 15»

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