Question: Where is Suakin or Sawakin?

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Suakin or Sawakin is a seaport under Egyptian control, and since the Mahdi's revolt garrisoned by the English, on the Nubian coast of the Red Sea; stands on a rocky islet, and is connected with El Keff on the mainland by a causeway; is the starting-point of caravans to Berber and Khartoum, and as such has a large transit trade, exporting silver ornaments, ivory, gums, hides, gold, etc.; here African pilgrims to Mecca embark to the number of 6000 or 7000 annually.
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