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 (tăn′gən-yē′kə, tăng′-)
A former country of east-central Africa. Awarded to Britain in the breakup of German East Africa after World War I, Tanganyika became independent in 1961 and joined with Zanzibar to form Tanzania in 1964.

Tan′gan·yi′kan adj. & n.
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1. (Placename) a former state in E Africa: became part of German East Africa in 1884; ceded to Britain as a League of Nations mandate in 1919 and as a UN trust territory in 1946; gained independence in 1961 and united with Zanzibar in 1964 as the United Republic of Tanzania
2. (Placename) Lake Tanganyika a lake in central Africa between Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo, bordering also on Burundi and Zambia, in the Great Rift Valley: the longest freshwater lake in the world. Area: 32 893 sq km (12 700 sq miles). Length: 676 km (420 miles)
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(ˌtæn gənˈyi kə, -gəˈni-, ˌtæŋ-)

1. a former country in E Africa: formed the larger part of German East Africa; British trusteeship (Tan′ganyi′ka Ter′ritory) 1946–61; became independent 1961; now part of Tanzania. 361,800 sq. mi. (937,062 sq. km).
2. Lake, a lake in central Africa, between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania: longest freshwater lake in the world. 12,700 sq. mi. (32,893 sq. km).
Tan`gan•yi′kan, adj., n.
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Noun1.Tanganyika - the longest lake in the world in central Africa between Tanzania and Congo in the Great Rift ValleyTanganyika - the longest lake in the world in central Africa between Tanzania and Congo in the Great Rift Valley
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
2.Tanganyika - a former state in East Africa; united with Zanzibar in 1964 to form Tanzania
Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania - a republic in eastern Africa
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بحيرة تنجانيقاتنجانيقا
Llac TanganyikaTanganyika
Lago TanganicaTanganica
Tanganjika järv
دریاچه تانگانیکا
Lac TanganyikaTanganyika
אגם טנגנייקהטנגנייקה
Danau TanganyikaTanganyika
Lago TanganicaTanganika
탕가니카탕가니카 호
Tanganjikas ezers
Lago Tanganica
Lacul Tanganyika
TanganjikaTanganjiško jezero
Језеро ТангањикаТангањика
Tanganika Gölü
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These meetings offered an opportunity to present and update His Excellency and his advisors on the progress being made at the Manono Lithium and Tin Project, in the Tanganyika Province.
He is also the Chairman and Founder of the Tanzania-Sri Lanka Business Council and a Board Member of the International School of Tanganyika.
1871: Henry Morton Stanley, sent to Africa by his newspaper to find Scottish missionary David Livingstone, finally made contact with him at Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika with the words: "Dr Livingstone, I presume." 1910: Edward Elgar conducted the first performance of his violin concerto, played by Fritz Kreisler, in the Queen's Hall, London.
1871 - Henry Morton Stanley encounters David Livingstone at Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, with the immortal words 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?'.
"THE History of Brno 1656-1918" and "Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika", were the two displays presented by the Loughborough & District Philatelic Society's president, Garth Taylor on his President's Evening, held on Thursday, June 14.
The situation was the same at Kariakoo as traders went about their businesses.Calm was also witnessed in most parts of Zanzibar, whose union with Tanganyika to form the United Republic of Tanzania is being marked today.
During 2017 (as of March 8, 2018), 25 VDPV cases were reported in three provinces in DRC: in Tanganyika province, an emergence with one VDPV2 case (pending final classification) in Kabalo health zone and an emergence with one ambiguous VDPV type 1 (aVDPV1) case in Ankoro health zone; in Maniema province, an emergence with two cVDPV2 cases; and in Haut Lomami province, an emergence with 20 cVDPV2 cases that originated in Haut Lomami province and later spread to Tanganyika province (hereafter referred to as the Haut Lomami outbreak area) and an emergence with one aVDPV type 2 (aVDPV2) case in Lwamba health zone (Table 1) (Figure) (6).
Other provinces have also seen violence, particularly Kasai and Tanganyika, where hundreds of thousands of people are at risk.
In 2014, more than 100 people died when a boat capsized on Lake Tanganyika.
In the 1940s, a railway line was built connecting the port to Nachingwea as part of the Tanganyika Groundnut Scheme, which was an attempt by the British colonial administration to cultivate peanuts on a large scale in the region.
The exisitng Tanzanian railway network comprises two main railways: the cental railway, covering 2,600km between Dar es Salaam and Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika, including a branch at Tabora to Mwanza on Lake Victoria; and the Tanzania-Zambia Railway (TAZARA) built in the 1970s through a $500m Chinese free loan and covering 1,067km from Dar es Salaam to Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia.
When the ANC redeployed Joe Matlou to Tanganyika (Tanzania) in 1963, she had to rely on her wits to reach Tanganyika some months later, bearing all the challenges of travelling with her children.