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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) of or relating to the former state of Tanganyika (now part of Tanzania) or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to the former state of Tanganyika (now part of Tanzania) or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native of inhabitant of Tanganyika
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