British East Africa
- a comprehensive term for the former British territories of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
* * *Territory under former British control, Africa.British penetration of the area began at Zanzibar in the late 19th century. In 1888 the British East Africa Co. established claims to territory in what is now Kenya. British protectorates were subsequently established over the sultanate of Zanzibar and the kingdom of Buganda (see Uganda). In 1919 Britain was awarded the former German territory of Tanganyika as a League of Nations mandate. All these territories achieved political independence in the 1960s.
* * *▪ historical states, United Kingdomterritories that were formerly under British control in eastern Africa, namely Kenya, Uganda, and Zanzibar and Tanganyika (now Tanzania).British penetration of the area began at Zanzibar in the last quarter of the 19th century. In 1888 the Imperial British East Africa Company established claims to territory in what is now Kenya. In 1890 and 1894 British protectorates were established over the sultanate of Zanzibar and the kingdom of Buganda (Uganda), respectively, and in 1895 the company's territory in Kenya was transferred to the crown as the East Africa Protectorate (after 1920, the Kenya Colony and the Kenya Protectorate). In 1919 Britain was awarded the former German territory of Tanganyika as a League of Nations mandate.All of these territories achieved political independence in the 1960s, and Zanzibar united with Tanganyika to form Tanzania in 1964.
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British East Africa — was an area of East Africa controlled by the British in the late 19th century, which became a protectorate covering roughly the area of present day Kenya. It grew out of British commercial interests in the area in the 1880s and lasted until 1920 … Wikipedia
British East Africa — noun the former British territories of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Zanzibar • Hypernyms: ↑district, ↑territory, ↑territorial dominion, ↑dominion • Member Holonyms: ↑British Empire * * * a comprehensive term for the… … Useful english dictionary
British East Africa — geographical name 1. see Kenya 2. the former British dependencies in E Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Zanzibar, & Tanganyika … New Collegiate Dictionary
British East Africa — Brit′ish East Af′rica n. geg the former British territories of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania … From formal English to slang
Imperial British East Africa Company — The Imperial British East Africa Company (IBEAC) was the administrator of British East Africa, which was the forerunner of the East Africa Protectorate, later Kenya. The IBEAC was a commercial association founded to develop African trade in the… … Wikipedia
Postage stamps and postal history of British East Africa — The early missionaries in British East Africa sent letters by runner to forwarding agents at Zanzibar. Post offices opened at Mombasa and Lamu in 1890, and after some initial surcharges of British postage stamps with values of 1/2, 1, and 4 annas … Wikipedia
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East Africa Protectorate — Flagge von Britisch Ostafrika und der nachfolgenden Kolonie Britisch Ostafrika (englisch: British East Africa) war ab 1895 ein britisches Protektorat, das größtenteils auf dem Areal des heutigen Kenia lag. Das Areal wird geschätzt auf 700,000 km² … Deutsch Wikipedia