an island near the eastern coast of equatorial Africa: formerly part of Zanzibar protectorate; now a part of Tanzania. 164,321; 380 sq. mi. (984 sq. km).
a seaport in northeastern Mozambique.: Formerly Pôr·to A·mé·lia [Portuguese pawr-toouh-me-lyuh] /Portuguese ˈpɔr tʊ əˈmɛ lyə/ .
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How to use Pemba in a sentence
Afterwards Pemba Tsering came again, bringing two sacks of barley and a sheep.
He had heard that we were in difficulties, and offered to speak a good word on our behalf to Pemba Tsering.
In the one on my right hand I recognized at once the Pemba Tsering of the year before.
This was Pemba, which, owing to its deep bays, appeared to consist of a number of islands.
Johari was therefore commissioned to write to him at Pemba, to inform him of the good fortune in store for him.How I Found Livingstone | Henry M. Stanley
British Dictionary definitions for Pemba
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)
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