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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [zan-zuh-bahr, zan-zuh-bahr]
    • /ˈzæn zəˌbɑr, ˌzæn zəˈbɑr/
    • /ˈzænzɪbɑːr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zan-zuh-bahr, zan-zuh-bahr]
    • /ˈzæn zəˌbɑr, ˌzæn zəˈbɑr/

Definitions of zanzibar word

  • noun zanzibar 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). 1
  • noun zanzibar a seaport on W Zanzibar, Tanzania. 1
  • noun zanzibar 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) 0
  • noun zanzibar island off the E coast of Africa: 641 sq mi (1,660 sq km) 0
  • noun zanzibar former sultanate & British protectorate including this island, Pemba, & small nearby islands: it became independent (1963) & merged with Tanganyika (1964) to form Tanzania 0
  • noun zanzibar seaport on the island of Zanzibar: pop. 158,000 0

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zanzibar popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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