Usage Swahili, Albanian, Armenian, Basque, Danish, Dutch, English, Georgian, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog
Scripts Տանզանիա(Armenian) ტანზანია(Georgian) Τανζανία(Greek) タンザニア(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. tan-za-NEE-a(Swahili) tahn-ZAH-nyah(Armenian) tan-zə-NEE(English) TAHN-ZAH-NEE-AH(Georgian) TAN-DZA-NYEE-A(Japanese) tan-ZAN-ya(Polish) tan-THA-nya(European Spanish) tan-SA-nya(Latin American Spanish) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsT'anzania (Georgian)
From a blending of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, the names of the two former countries that were unified to create Tanzania in 1964, combined with the suffix -ia. The name Tanganyika is derived from Swahili tanga meaning "sail" and nyika meaning "wasteland, wilderness", while Zanzibar is derived from Persian زنگبار (zangebâr) meaning "black-skinned coast" (see ZANZIBAR). This is the name of a country in East Africa.