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

  • The largest city and former capital of Tanzania, in the eastern part of the country on an arm of the Indian Ocean. It was founded in 1862 by the sultan of Zanzibar.

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  • proper noun A city in; and the former capital of; Tanzania

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  • noun the capital and largest port city of Tanzania on the Indian Ocean


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Arabic دار السلام (daar al-salaam) "house of peace"


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  • The blasts killed 224 people in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania combined.

    Somalia: 1998 US Embassy blasts suspect dead 2011

  • Within minutes, another bomb shattered the U.S. mission in Tanzania's commercial capital, Dar es Salaam.

    Somalia: 1998 US Embassy blasts suspect dead 2011

  • The blasts began late Wednesday at the Gongola Mboto military base, near the international airport in Dar es Salaam, and continued for several hours.

    At Least 20 Killed In Tanzania Explosions 2011

  • In Tanzania, thousands of people crowded a stadium for safety after a military ammunition depot exploded and showered the capital of Dar es Salaam city with a series of blasts, killing at least 25 and prompting a stampede getaway.

    World Watch 2011

  • She arrived in Tanzania on Saturday, a day after the capital Dar es Salaam was shaken by a small quake.

    Clinton: Africa must abandon Gadhafi 2011

  • The FBI also said Ghailani was trained by al-Qaeda after the twin 1998 attacks in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and became a bodyguard and cook for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan before becoming an expert document forger for the terrorist organization.

    Gitmo detainee gets life sentence in embassy plot 2011

  • Mr. bin Laden ordered the twin bombings of U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1998.

    The Death of a Terrorist Jay Solomon 2011

  • Pursuing his strategy of propaganda by deed, bin Laden organised a successful attack on US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in August 2008.

    Osama bin Laden obituary 2011

  • During the trial, which lasted more than a month, lawyers for Mr. Ghailani had argued that he was duped by more sophisticated people into purchasing material used in a bombing outside the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

    Embassy Bomber Gets Life in Prison Chad Bray 2011

  • Khalfan Said/Associated Press SEEKING REFUGE: Children huddled Thursday at a camp where thousands of people fled after a series of explosions at a military camp in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killed at least 25 people, flattened buildings and wounded people.

    Photos of the Day: Feb. 17 2011


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