Definition of Tanzania in US English:

Tanzania

proper noun

  • A country in East Africa, on the Indian Ocean; population 53,500,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Dodoma; languages, Swahili and English (both official).

    Tanzania consists of a mainland area (the former Tanganyika) and the island of Zanzibar. A German colony (German East Africa) from the late 19th century, Tanganyika became a British mandate after World War I and a trust territory, administered by Britain, after World War II, before becoming independent within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1961. It was named Tanzania after its union with Zanzibar in 1964

Pronunciation

Tanzania

/ˌtænzəˈniə//ˌtanzəˈnēə/