Zanzibar

[ zan-zuh-bahr, zan-zuh-bahr ]
/ ˈzæn zəˌbɑr, ˌzæn zəˈbɑr /

noun

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.

Related forms

Zan·zi·ba·ri, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for zanzibari (1 of 2)

Zanzibari

/ (ˌzænzɪˈbɑːrɪ) /

adjective

of or relating to Zanzibar or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Zanzibar

British Dictionary definitions for zanzibari (2 of 2)

Zanzibar

/ (ˌzænzɪˈbɑː) /

noun

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)
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