Meaning of Tanzania in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtanzəˈnɪə/

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proper noun

  • A country in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean; population 53,500,000 (estimated 2015); official languages, Swahili and English; capital, Dodoma.

Tanzania consists of a mainland area (the former Tanganyika) and the island of Zanzibar. A German colony (German East Africa) from the late 19th century, Tanganyika became a British mandate after the First World War and a trust territory, administered by Britain, after the Second, before becoming independent within the Commonwealth in 1961. It was named Tanzania after its union with Zanzibar in 1964