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

n
(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.
African Violets were discovered in German East Africa in 1892 by scientists in the Tropical Rain Forests.
There is also a German engine and letter post mail coach captured by British forces in German East Africa on the Tanga-Moschi Line during World War I.
Sultan Khalid fled to the German consulate and then on to German East Africa (present-day mainland Tanzania) and was replaced by a British puppet.
Derek Wiltshire then unveiled stamps issued during World War I in German East Africa ahead of Coatbridge man Jim Fulton's humorous postcards featuring Salonica.
He also displayed "Kionga" that was part of German East Africa in 1916 and now incorporated in Mozambique.
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.

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