Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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 became a German protectorate in 1891 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 capital (until 2005) and the largest city; Dodoma is the designated capital. Population: 39,400,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a republic in eastern Africa

Etymologies

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

Examples

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

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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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  • 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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  • Preparing a single meal in Tanzania can take up to 3 hours which simply cannot be spared for a dedicated student.

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  • As you may have guessed, there are no Amber Alerts in Tanzania, and there is also no rush.

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  • For if we did, Development in Tanzania would grow rapidly.

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  • A day can be the most excruciatingly epic experience while the last 9 MONTHS in Tanzania have been a blink.

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