- an island near the E coast of equatorial Africa: formerly part of Zanzibar protectorate; now a part of Tanzania. 164,321; 380 sq. mi. (984 sq. km).
- Formerly Pôrto Amélia. a seaport in NE Mozambique.
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I clapped him on the shoulder, saying, “Do you know me again, Pemba Tsering?”
Besides Pemba Tsering, there were two other men I had known the year before.
The Pemba trees are 100 years old, those of Zanzibar island only 50 years old.Seven Legs Across the Seas
It has also been found alive on Pemba Island, near Zanzibar.
This is a considerable island, having other two in its neighbourhood, one called Pemba , and the other Moyfa .
- an island in the Indian Ocean, off the E coast of Africa north of Zanzibar: part of Tanzania; produces most of the world's cloves. Chief town: Chake Chake. Pop: 362 166 (2002). Area: 984 sq km (380 sq miles)