Tanganyika
geographical name former country E Africa between Lake Tanganyika & Indian Ocean; administered by Britain 1920-61; became an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations 1961 capital Dar es Salaam; since 1964 united with Zanzibar as Tanzania — see German East AfricaTanganyikan adjective or noun

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  • Tanganyika — is the name of an East African territory lying between the largest of the African great lakes: Lake Victoria, Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. From 9 December 1961 to 26 April 1964 it was also an independent nation. Once part of the colony of… …   Wikipedia

  • Tanganyika — (lac) grand lac de l Afrique orientale (31 900 km²), long de 650 km (il s étire du N. au S.) et large de 30 à 50 km. Situé à 782 m d alt. dans un fossé d effondrement bordé de montagnes, il a une profondeur max. de 1 435 m. Son émissaire est le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tanganyika — [tan΄gən yē′kə, taŋ΄gə nē′kə] 1. mainland region of Tanzania, on the E coast of Africa: a former British territory, it became a member of the Commonwealth as an independent republic in 1961: united with Zanzibar to form Tanzania (1964) 2. Lake… …   English World dictionary

  • Tanganyika — (bei den Arabern Ujiji), großer See im Innern von Südafrika, 1858 von Burton u. Speke entdeckt, erstreckt sich zwischen 3° bis 8° südl. Br., 29° bis 30° östl. L. v. Greenw., liegt 1800 Fuß über dem Meere, hat süßes Wasser, ist reich an… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tanganyika — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Tanganyika est un nom propre d origine africaine qui se réfère à : Géographie Lac Tanganyika, un lac africain de la République démocratique du Congo …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tanganyika — Flagge der Republik Tanganjika (1961 1964) Tanganjika (Tanganyika) ist die Bezeichnung für das Festland von Tansania ohne Sansibar und Pemba, aber mit der Insel Mafia; oder: für das ehemalige Gebiet von Deutsch Ostafrika ohne Ruanda, Burundi und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tanganyika — noun 1. the longest lake in the world in central Africa between Tanzania and Congo in the Great Rift Valley • Syn: ↑Lake Tanganyika • Instance Hypernyms: ↑lake • Part Holonyms: ↑Africa 2. a former state in East Africa; united with Zanzibar in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tanganyika — Tanganyikan, adj., n. /tan geuhn yee keuh, geuh nee , tang /, n. 1. a former country in E Africa: formed the larger part of German East Africa; British trusteeship (Tanganyika Territory) 1946 61; became independent 1961; now the mainland part of… …   Universalium

  • Tanganyika — Tanganika, Tanganyika → Tanganica …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Tanganyika — La expresión Tanganyka o Tanganica puede hacer referencia a: Al desaparecido país llamado Tanganiyka. A la provincia de la República Democrática del Congo llamada Tanganyka. Al lago Tanganica. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos… …   Wikipedia Español

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