Tanganyika


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Tan·gan·yi·ka

 (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.

Tanganyika

(ˌtæŋɡəˈnjiːkə)
n
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)

Tan•gan•yi•ka

(ˌtæn gənˈyi kə, -gəˈni-, ˌtæŋ-)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations
Tanganjika
بحيرة تنجانيقاتنجانيقا
Танганика
Llac TanganyikaTanganyika
Tanganika
Tanganyikasøen
TanganjikaTanganjikasee
TanganjikioTanganjiko
Lago TanganicaTanganica
Tanganjika järv
دریاچه تانگانیکا
TanganjikaTanganjikajärvi
Lac TanganyikaTanganyika
אגם טנגנייקהטנגנייקה
Tanganjika
TanganyikaTanganyika-tó
Danau TanganyikaTanganyika
TanganjikaTanganjikavatn
Lago TanganicaTanganika
タンガニーカタンガニーカ湖
탕가니카탕가니카 호
Tanganika
Tanganjikas ezers
TanganyikaTanganyikameer
TanganyikaTanganyikasjøen
Tanganika
Lago Tanganica
Lacul Tanganyika
Tanganika
TanganjikaTanganjiško jezero
Језеро ТангањикаТангањика
TanganyikaTanganyikasjön
Tanganyika
ทะเลสาบแทนแกนยิกา
Tanganika Gölü
Танганьїка
坦噶尼喀坦干依喀湖
References in periodicals archive ?
In 2014, more than 100 people died when a boat capsized on Lake Tanganyika.
The Spokesperson for the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) Andrej Mahecic said on Monday that entrenched intercommunal conflict between several ethnic groups in Tanganyika province was "triggering spiraling displacement and human rights abuses," Al-Jazeera reported.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) successfully carried out the first voluntary return operation from Tanganyika Province on 17 February.
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.
At the end of the war, Great Britain was seriously short of cooking fats, along with everything else, and the result was the infamous Tanganyika ground nut scheme.
Henry Morton Stanley 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.
After World War I, the United Kingdom took control and ruled it as Tanganyika until 1961.
Lake Tanganyika, the second largest freshwater lake in the world, is responsible for providing several neighboring African countries their dietary resources.
Which country was formed by the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar in 1964?
Lambert Mende says the epicenter of the earthquake was located close to Lake Tanganyika near Bukavu, the capital of the South Kivu province.
BUJUMBURA (CyHAN)- More than 10 persons were killed and eight others injured in a landslide following heavy rains at a village near Lake Tanganyika in the southern province of Rumonge.
Lubumbashi: At least 129 people drowned when a passenger ship capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new official death toll given out on Sunday.