a former country in E Africa: formed the larger part of German East Africa; British trusteeship (Tanganyika Territory ) 1946–61; became independent 1961; now the mainland part of Tanzania. 361,800 sq. mi. (937,062 sq. km).
Lake, a lake in central Africa, between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania: the longest freshwater lake in the world. About 450 miles (725 km) long; 30–40 miles (48–64 km) wide; 12,700 sq. mi. (32,893 sq. km).
- Tan·gan·yi·kan, adjective, noun
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How to use Tanganyika in a sentence
The island only united with the mainland, Tanganyika, to form Tanzania in 1964.Zanzibar-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel literature prize | Priya Sippy | October 7, 2021 | Quartz
Lehman was dumbstruck: $2 million could have saved 10,000 lives in the Lake Tanganyika region.Meet the Visionary Behind Africa's 'Floating Clinic' | Casey Schwartz | March 11, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
She knew what she could do with such money on Lake Tanganyika.
And in starting her nonprofit, the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic, three years ago, Lehman, 37, may have found just that.
And Dr. Amy Lehman, of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic, says we just need to learn to “help each other out.”
There are regular services by steamer between the ports on Lakes Nyasa and Tanganyika.
The crustacea, for example in Lake Tanganyika, Africa, remain as the receding ocean left them ages ago.The Other Side of Evolution | Alexander Patterson
Caravans from Dar-es-Salaam to Tanganyika take 60 days to do the journey.
Ujiji, on the eastern shore of Tanganyika, is 625 miles from the east coast, in a direct line.
These great lakes, Nyassa, Tanganyika and Nyanza, afford excellent facilities for missionary operations.
British Dictionary definitions for Tanganyika
a former state in E Africa: became part of German East Africa in 1884; ceded to Britain as a League of Nations mandate in 1919 and as a UN trust territory in 1946; gained independence in 1961 and united with Zanzibar in 1964 as the United Republic of Tanzania
Lake Tanganyika a lake in central Africa between Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), bordering also on Burundi and Zambia, in the Great Rift Valley: the longest freshwater lake in the world. Area: 32 893 sq km (12 700 sq miles). Length: 676 km (420 miles)
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