from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A former country of east-central Africa. A British mandate after 1920, it became independent in 1961 and joined with Zanzibar to form Tanzania in 1964.
  • LakeTanganyika A lake of east-central Africa between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. The British explorers John Speke and Sir Richard Burton sighted the lake in 1858.

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  • proper n. A large lake in central Africa, between Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia.
  • proper n. A former British mandate and territory and, between 1961 and 1964, an independent country in East Africa.

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  • n. a former state in East Africa; united with Zanzibar in 1964 to form Tanzania
  • n. the longest lake in the world in central Africa between Tanzania and Congo in the Great Rift Valley


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  • The groundnut scheme in Tanganyika is an example of such planning and in principle, such undertakings should be applauded.

    Africa South of the Sahara

  • In her work on the resistance of TANU women nationalists in Tanganyika/Tanzania, Susan Geiger has proposed that collective memory is the consequence of a negotiated relationship between a widely shared social sense of an authentic past and the individual's process of remembering and storytelling.

    'I Saw a Nightmare …' Doing Violence to Memory: The Soweto Uprising, June 16, 1976

  • During this trip, he helped establish a graphite mine in Tanganyika and set up a string of service stations in central Africa.

    International Development—Canada's Centennial Challenge

  • It has been paying in Tanganyika an official final settlement to give some assistance for a short period in this direction.

    Africa—The Uncommitted Continent

  • He is dubious about groundnut schemes as planned in Tanganyika on a large scale, since in Senegal similar projects brought about a catastrophic type of soil erosion.

    Africa South of the Sahara

  • The French Professor thinks that, where possible, paddy fields should be developed, and I have heard of at least one tribe, the Mabena, who unable to make a living on the slopes of the Livingstone Mountains in Tanganyika, trekked down and developed paddy fields in the valley.

    Africa South of the Sahara

  • "We are not," he says, "quitting anywhere -- either in Tanganyika or anywhere else."

    The Present Challenge to British Imperialism

  • A few years ago an experiment was tried in Tanganyika Territory; a considerable area was, as far as possible, cleared of wild life, and the tsetses, deprived of the food usually supplied by game, concentrated on the natives living in the area; within a few months an epidemic of sleeping sickness appeared, and several hundred people died.

    Wild Animal Life in the British Empire

  • The ceremonies mark the bloody ouster of the island's Arab oligarchy on January 12, 1964, shortly before Zanzibar joined what was then known as Tanganyika on April 26, 1964, to form the United

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Tanzania's mainland, then known as Tanganyika, attained independence from Britain on December 9, 1961, and on April 26,

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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