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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
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Zanzibar

[ˈzænzɪbɑːʳ] NZanzíbar m

Zanzibar

nSansibar nt
References in classic literature ?
Once a white man in an unbuttoned uniform, camping on the path with an armed escort of lank Zanzibaris, very hospitable and festive--not to say drunk.
Divisive as it is, the Tanzania Union at large, and more recently the Zanzibar oil question, carry with them enough support and tend to categorize people into such groups as Zanzibaris vs.
The decision to proceed with the vote -- after the results of the island's October election were contro- versially annulled by the local electoral commission -- has cost the president more than the goodwill of Zanzibaris.
The decision to proceed with the vote--after the results of the island's October election were controversially annulled by the local electoral commission --has cost the president more than the goodwill of Zanzibaris.
He also thanked Zanzibaris for conducting peaceful elections, adding that his government will work closely with the government of Zanzibar.
During the launch ceremony of Trans World Aviation Limited Company for ground handling services, Mr Iddi said, Improving services at our airport means a lot for Zanzibaris.
There is no evidence yet linking the attack with terrorism, but there is a sketchy feeling among some Zanzibaris that some youths may be being used by hidden forces to scare visitors away.
Still, given that social and cultural spaces for Zanzibaris as well as the British were also organized with reference to gender, it would have been interesting to see in what sense such notions inspired planning, and the gendered consequences of the various outcomes.
We would like to urge all Muslims and Zanzibaris to continue to maintain peace and tranquillity in the country.
However, time there was short-lived when the President of Zanzibar announced that he was sending police to Mombassa, Kenya, to arrest all of the Zanzibaris that had escaped the country.
Two months later, Nyerere had managed to convince the Zanzibaris to unite with Tanganyika, an arrangement which was officially consummated on 26 April 1964.