- an island off the E coast of Africa: with Pemba and adjacent small islands it formerly comprised a sultanate under British protection; became independent in 1963; now part of Tanzania. 640 sq. mi. (1658 sq. km).
- a seaport on W Zanzibar, Tanzania.
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Examples from the Web for zanzibari
Give the appetite something now and then new to smell, or see with the manioc, and the Zanzibari is satisfied.
And, to complete the casualties, a Zanzibari of the rear column succumbed to manioc poison.
Omar and his Zanzibari antagonists loudly clamoured for a fight.
Allah ho Akbar, replied Hassan, his Zanzibari head-man, to me; books!
We agreed to call that way and purchase them at any cost, and Mr. Mackay furnished us with two Zanzibari guides.
- of or relating to Zanzibar or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Zanzibar
- an island in the Indian Ocean, off the E coast of Africa: settled by Persians and Arabs from the 7th century onwards; became a flourishing trading centre for slaves, ivory, and cloves; made a British protectorate in 1890, becoming independent within the Commonwealth in 1963 and a republic in 1964; joined with Tanganyika in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Pop: 622 459 (2002)