German East Africa


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German East Africa

A former German protectorate of eastern Africa comprising much of what is now Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi. The protectorate was declared in 1885 and lasted until the Germans surrendered the territory after World War I.

German East Africa

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(Placename) a former German territory in E Africa, consisting of Tanganyika and Ruanda-Urundi: divided in 1919 between Great Britain and Belgium; now in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi

Ger′man East′ Af′rica


n.
a former German territory in E Africa, now comprising continental Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.
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At last the ape-man determined to continue toward the northeast in the general direction of German East Africa until he came upon natives from whom he might gain information as to Rokoff's whereabouts.
Sapper William Dougall, Royal Engineers, had been picked for the draft to German East Africa and expected to sail in the next few days.
Known as German East Africa, it was the jewel of the German colonial empire.
Violent Intermediaries: African Soldiers, Conquest, and Everyday Colonialism in German East Africa, by Michelle R.
The Maasai, fierce warriors and nomadic pastoralists, stayed in what was then called German East Africa until the British took control after the Second World War and made the crater part of the Serengeti National Park in 1951.
2) German East Africa was the locus of the War's fiercest fighting on African soil, as well as a site of competing colonizations: the English Universities' Mission to Central Africa (UMCA) and the German colonial state (DOA).
The countries included modern-day Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo - then collectively known as German East Africa.
As well as serving in France and German East Africa these Regiments also fought in the two complementary campaigns and axes against the Turkish Army: one drive from Egypt/Sinai into Palestine and Syria; and the other up the Tigris River in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) terminating at Baghdad and Mosul.
This expansion had devastating effects for the colonized people, who were subjugated as 'uncivilized natives' or 'brutes' by a policy guided by the Prussian military totalitarian mindset that had deadly consequences for many, be it in Tsingtao, then South West Africa, or German East Africa, or in the West African plantation colonies of Togo and Cameroon.
In 1915 Captain (Dr) Kay left for active service in German East Africa.
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and his hard-fighting Schutztruppe in German East Africa.
It had several protectorates across the continent, including German East Africa and German South-West Africa (present-day Namibia).

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