1. mainland region of Tanzania, on the E coast of Africa: a former British territory, it became a member of the Commonwealth as an independent republic in 1961: united with Zanzibar to form Tanzania (1964)
2. Lakelake in EC Africa, between Tanganyika & Democratic Republic of the Congo: 12,700 sq mi (32,893 sq km)
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