Definition of Zanzibar
1 island of eastern Africa off the northeastern Tanzania mainland area 600 square miles (1554 square kilometers), population 700,000 ◆Zanzibar was formerly a sultanate. With Pemba and adjacent islands it formed a British protectorate. It became independent in 1963 and united with Tanganyika in 1964 to form Tanzania.
2 city and port on the island of Zanzibar population 223,033 ◆The city of Zanzibar is the capital of the island and was formerly capital of the protectorate.
Zanzibariplay \ˌzan-zə-ˈbär-ē\ noun or adjective
ZANZIBAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Zanzibar for English Language Learners
: island of Tanzania
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Zanzibar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).