geographical name
Tan·​za·​nia | \ ˌtan-zə-ˈnē-ə , ˌtän-\

Definition of Tanzania

republic in eastern Africa just south of the Equator that was formed in 1964 by the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar; legislative capital Dodoma, historic capital Dar es Salaam area 364,900 square miles (945,091 square kilometers), population 44,928,923

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Tanzanian \ ˌtan-​zə-​ˈnē-​ən , ˌtän-​ \ adjective or noun

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