Definition of Tanzania
1. Noun. A republic in eastern Africa.
Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Group relationships: East Africa, Africa
Terms within: Capital Of Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam, Dodoma, Tanganyika, Zanzibar, Mbeya, Mwanza, Tabora, Tanga, Serengeti, Serengeti Plain, Kilimanjaro, Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Malawi, Lake Nyasa, Olduvai Gorge
Member holonyms: Tanzanian
Derivative terms: Tanzanian
Definition of Tanzania
1. Proper noun. Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: United Republic of Tanzania. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Tanzania
1. A republic in eastern africa, south of uganda and north of mozambique. Its capital is dar es salaam (house of peace). It was formed in 1964 by a merger of the countries of tanganyika and zanzibar. The country has been dominated successively by arabs, portugal, oman, zanzibar, germany, and britain. It became a british mandate in 1920 as tanganyika and became independent in 1961. It united with zanzibar in 1964 as tanzania. Tanganyika was named for the lake of that name, kou tanganyika meaning to join, i.e., the place where waters met and zanzibar, from zeni or zengj, the name of a local people, meaning black + the arabic barr, coast or shore. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Tanzania
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Environmental Regulation and Food Safety: Studies of Protection and by Veena Jha (2005)
"This chapter draws on papers prepared by national experts from Kenya, Mozambique, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda.1 These papers ..."
2. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"Tanzania The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respects this right in practice, subject to measures that it claims ..."
3. Landmine Monitor Report, 2002: Toward a Mine-free World by Human Rights Watch (2002)
"The treaty came into force for Tanzania on 1 May 2001. Tanzania is the only State Party that has not revealed whether or not it currently maintains a ..."
4. Agricultural Marketing Directory for U.S. & Africa Trade by Mary E. Lassanyi, Wayne Olson (1997)
"The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) provides insurance coverage for US businesses interested in investing in Tanzania. ..."
5. Still Killing: Landmines in Southern Africa by Alex Vines, Arms Project (Human Rights Watch) (1997)
"In October 1964 the name of the country was changed to the United Republic of Tanzania after its merger with Zanzibar. After more than thirty years of ..."
6. Employment for Poverty Reduction and Food Security by Joachim Von Braun (1995)
"6 LABOR-INTENSIVE PUBLIC WORKS: THE EXPERIENCE OF BOTSWANA AND Tanzania Tesfaye Teklu This chapter presents a review and assessment of the experience of ..."
7. Landmine Monitor Report 2000: Toward a Mine-Free World by International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (2000)
"Among the tens of thousands of refugees arriving in Tanzania are an ... Mine Ban Policy The United Republic of Tanzania signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 ..."