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An island of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean north of Zanzibar. In the 1500s and 1600s the Portuguese occupied the island, which was under British control from 1890 until Tanzania was formed in 1964.
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(Placename) an island in the Indian Ocean, off the E coast of Africa north of Zanzibar: part of Tanzania; produces most of the world's cloves. Chief town: Chake Chake. Pop: 362 166 (2002). Area: 984 sq km (380 sq miles)
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an island of Tanzania near the E coast of Africa. 207,919; 380 sq. mi. (984 sq. km).
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