Definition of Zanzibar in English:


Syllabification: Zan·zi·bar
Pronunciation: /ˈzanzəˌbär
An island off the coast of East Africa, part of Tanzania; population 1,207,500 (2009, with Pemba). In 1964, it became a republic and united with Tanganyika to form Tanzania.



Pronunciation: /ˌzanzəˈbärē/
adjective& noun
More example sentences
  • The island's chef cooks up Zanzibari, African, Indian, and Middle Eastern cuisine, all made from local produce and seafood.
  • A left wing coup by black Zanzibaris overthrew the Arab dominated government that had been in power since 1963.
  • There are also a small number of Muslims, who were converted by the influence of Zanzibari slave traders in the 1870s.

Definition of Zanzibar in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnɔɪs(ə)m
having an extremely offensive smell