German East Africa
geographical name former country E Africa comprising Tanganyika & Ruanda-Urundi (now Rwanda & Burundi); a German protectorate 1885-1920

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • German East Africa — Protectorate of German East Africa Schutzgebiet Deutsch Ostafrika German colony ← …   Wikipedia

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  • German East Africa — a former German territory in E Africa, the area now comprised of continental Tanzania and the independent republics of Rwanda and Burundi. * * * Former dependency of imperial Germany, corresponding to present day Rwanda and Burundi, the… …   Universalium

  • German East Africa — Ger′man East′ Af′rica n. geg a former German territory in E Africa, now comprising continental Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi …   From formal English to slang

  • German East Africa — noun a former German territory in eastern Africa; now consisting of Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi …   Australian English dictionary

  • German East Africa — a former German territory in E Africa, the area now comprised of continental Tanzania and the independent republics of Rwanda and Burundi …   Useful english dictionary

  • German East Africa — noun A former country and colony of Germany in Africa, spread mostly over present day mainland Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi …   Wiktionary

  • German East Africa — colonial possession of Germany from 1885 to 1916; included most of Tanganyika …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • German East Africa Company — The German East Africa Company ( de. Deutsch Ostafrikanische Gesellschaft) was an organisation founded by Karl Peters (with imperial backing from Otto von Bismarck) on April 2, 1885, to govern German East Africa (modern Tanzania). The Company… …   Wikipedia

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