1. Village in Illinois (USA); zip code 62926.
2. Town in the Northern Province of the Sudan, above the third cataract on the river Nile. It was founded about 1812 to replace Old Dongola, 120 km/75 mi upriver, which was destroyed by the Mamelukes. Old Dongola, a trading center on a caravan route, was the capital of the Christian kingdom of Nubia between the 6th and 14th centuries.