What does Zanzibar mean?

Definitions for Zanzibar
ˈzæn zəˌbɑr, ˌzæn zəˈbɑrZanz·ibar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Zanzibar(noun)

    an island in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa; part of the United Republic of Tanzania


  1. Zanzibar(ProperNoun)

    Island region of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean.

  2. Origin: Possibly from "" (zangibâr).


  1. Zanzibar

    Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja, and Pemba. The capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja, is Zanzibar City. Its historic centre, known as Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site and is claimed to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. Zanzibar's main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism. In particular, the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, the islands, together with Tanzania's Mafia Island, are sometimes called the Spice Islands. Zanzibar is the home of the endemic Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey, the Zanzibar Servaline Genet, and the Zanzibar Leopard.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Zanzibar

    a kingdom of East Africa, under British protection, consisting of the islands of Zanzibar (150), with a capital (30) of the same name, and the island of Pemba (50), and a strip of the coast extending 10 m. inland from Cape Delgado to Kipini; has a hot unhealthy climate, and a rich tropical vegetation; its products are cloves chiefly, coco-nuts, betel-nuts, and grain, and the exports ivory, india-rubber, gum, &c.; the natives are mostly Arab Mohammedans under a sultan.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. zanzibar

    An island in the Indian Ocean, near the east coast of Africa, belonging to the sultan of Zanzibar. In 1784 the island was taken by the imaum of Muscat, in whose family the government remained until 1858.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Zanzibar

    A European inversion of the Arabic Ber-ez-Zuig, the coast of the Zangis, or Negroes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Zanzibar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Zanzibar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    Zanzibar will likely experience violence in the coming future after enjoying peace and tranquillity over the past five years.

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