British East Africa

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British East Africa

The former British territories of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, and Zanzibar.

British East Africa

n
(Placename) the former British possessions of Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, and Zanzibar, before their independence in the 1960s

Brit′ish East` Af′rica


n.
the former British territories of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
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Noun1.British East Africa - the former British territories of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Zanzibar
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
British Empire - a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand; "the sun never sets on the British Empire"
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