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British East Africa

noun
1.
a comprehensive term for the former British territories of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
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  • British East Africa was at once drawn into the vortex of the war.

  • Bettonia known by three species is from British East Africa.

    Earthworms and their Allies Frank E. Beddard
  • Into the fine grass-lands of British East Africa, suitable for crops and stock grazing, settlers are steadily going.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • At this time, even so near civilization, British East Africa was truly a big game paradise.

  • One sees the native in British East Africa little different than he lived a thousand years ago.

  • After one has been in British East Africa two months he begins to readjust his preconceived ideas to fit real conditions.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • If you look at a map of British East Africa you will be amazed at the number of names that are marked upon it.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • He went by way of British East Africa, though what he did and how long he remained there, no man has discovered.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • Here he lay waiting for eighteen months, threatening British East Africa.

  • The countries which he explored then, became afterwards British East Africa.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
British Dictionary definitions for British East Africa

British East Africa

noun
1.
the former British possessions of Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, and Zanzibar, before their independence in the 1960s
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