Zanzibar


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Zan·zi·bar

 (zăn′zə-bär′)
1. A region of eastern Africa, comprising Zanzibar Island and several adjacent islands off the northeast coast of Tanzania. Arab and Portuguese traders visited the region in early times, and it was controlled by Omanis in the 1700s and 1800s before being established as a protectorate by Britain in 1890. Zanzibar became an independent sultanate in 1963, but a republic was declared after an uprising in 1964, and Zanzibar joined Tanganyika later that year to form Tanzania.
2. A city of Tanzania on the western coast of Zanzibar Island. Founded in the 1500s as a Portuguese trading post, it was a major center of the East African ivory trade in the 1800s.

Zanzibar

(ˌzænzɪˈbɑː)
n
(Placename) an island in the Indian Ocean, off the E coast of Africa: settled by Persians and Arabs from the 7th century onwards; became a flourishing trading centre for slaves, ivory, and cloves; made a British protectorate in 1890, becoming independent within the Commonwealth in 1963 and a republic in 1964; joined with Tanganyika in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Pop: 622 459 (2002)

Zan•zi•bar

(ˈzæn zəˌbɑr, ˌzæn zəˈbɑr)

n.
1. an island off the E coast of Africa: with Pemba and adjacent small islands it formerly comprised a British protectorate that became independent in 1963; now part of Tanzania. 640 sq. mi. (1658 sq. km).
2. a seaport on W Zanzibar. 157,634.
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Noun1.Zanzibar - an island in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa; part of the United Republic of Tanzania
Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania - a republic in eastern Africa
Translations

Zanzibar

[ˈzænzɪbɑːʳ] NZanzíbar m

Zanzibar

nSansibar nt
References in classic literature ?
If we are well informed, the point of departure for this surprising journey is to be the island of Zanzibar, upon the eastern coast.
They were as well-bred in their way as the /habituees/ of a fashionable drawing-room, and in this respect they differ from Zulu women and their cousins the Masai who inhabit the district beyond Zanzibar.
It was by the merest caprice of fortune that they headed toward the west coast of Africa, instead of toward Zanzibar on the opposite side of the dark continent.
brigade, to dhow-harrying off Zanzibar, there was no variety of naval work which did not appear in his record; while the Victoria Cross, and the Albert Medal for saving life, vouched for it that in peace as in war his courage was still of the same true temper.
An inhabitant of the Sultanate of Zanzibar, off the
It is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.
In response to strong passenger and tour operator demand from within the South African market, Pan-African budget carrier fastjet has announced its plans to operate daily flights to Zanzibar from Johannesburg from 11th January 2016.
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Millicom has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire an 85% stake in Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel) from Etisalat Group.
The work of historical fiction highlights the life of Omani princess Sayyida Salme, daughter of Sayyid Said bin Sultan Al Busaid, the Sultan of Oman and Zanzibar from 1807 to 1856, and that of her mother, Djilfidan, who was a concubine.