from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A former country and colony of Germany in Africa, spread mostly over present-day mainland Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He had two tours of duty with the German East Africa Cruiser Squadron; during the first of these, he befriended Lieutenant Henning von Holtzendorff and, a few years later, he served under Holtzendorff in the cruiser Prinzess Wilhelm on a voyage to the Far East.
By midafternoon, they had anchored in Messina harbor, where the German East Africa Line passenger steamer General, bound for Dar es Salaam, and a number of other German merchant ships awaited them.
Britain could push north from South Africa into the unclaimed area known as “Zambezia”; negotiate a path through German East Africa to Lake Victoria and the sources of the Nile; and link up with a second drive up the Nile Valley toward Equatoria.