- a former state in E Africa: became part of German East Africa in 1884; ceded to Britain as a League of Nations mandate in 1919 and as a UN trust territory in 1946; gained independence in 1961 and united with Zanzibar in 1964 as the United Republic of Tanzania
- Lake Tanganyika ⇒ a lake in central Africa between Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), bordering also on Burundi and Zambia, in the Great Rift Valley: the longest freshwater lake in the world. Area: 32 893 sq km (12 700 sq miles). Length: 676 km (420 miles)
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Tan•gan•yi•ka (tan′gən yē′kə, -gə nē′-, tang′-),USA pronunciation n.
- Place Namesa former country in E Africa: formed the larger part of German East Africa;
British trusteeship(Tan′ganyi′ka Ter′ritory) 1946–61;
became independent 1961;
now the mainland part of Tanzania. 361,800 sq. mi. (937,062 sq. km).
- Place NamesLake, a lake in central Africa, between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania: the longest freshwater lake in the world. ab. 450 mi. (725 km) long;
30–40 mi. (48–64 km) wide;
12,700 sq. mi. (32,893 sq. km).
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Tanganyika /ˌtæŋɡəˈnjiːkə/ n
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