Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A country of east-central Africa on the Indian Ocean. Inhabited since prehistoric times and settled by Bantu peoples by the tenth century, most of the region was incorporated into German East Africa starting in 1885 and passed to the British in 1920 as Tanganyika. Zanzibar, a narrow strip along the coast, was a British protectorate after 1890. Tanganyika achieved independence in 1961 and joined with Zanzibar in 1964 to form Tanzania. Dar es Salaam is the largest city; Dodoma is the capital.

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  • proper noun Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: United Republic of Tanzania.

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  • noun a republic in eastern Africa

Etymologies

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Blend of Tanganyika and Zanzibar + -ia, combining the names of the former countries that merged to form Tanzania in 1964.

Examples

  • The annual summer program of theatre arts workshops in Tanzania is fast approaching.

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  • The disease, which she contracted three months ago while holidaying in Tanzania, is an easier place to begin.

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  • Our cyberspace bridge connecting America and my tiny, beautiful corner of the world in Tanzania is incredible.

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  • Our cyberspace bridge connecting America and my tiny, beautiful corner of the world in Tanzania is incredible.

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  • I suppose that much of my motivation for remaining in Tanzania is related to the things I have done in the last two years.

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  • I suppose that much of my motivation for remaining in Tanzania is related to the things I have done in the last two years.

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  • Life in Tanzania is good overall - the simple moments of beauty can be so hard to capture, though, and to write about.

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  • Life in Tanzania is good overall - the simple moments of beauty can be so hard to capture, though, and to write about.

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  • Would really like to read about some of your experiences in Tanzania, with emphasis on guns and loads and game taken.

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  • Would really like to read about some of your experiences in Tanzania, with emphasis on guns and loads and game taken.

    The Hardest Kicking Cartridges

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