A former German protectorate of eastern Africa comprising much of what is now Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi. The protectorate was declared in 1885 and lasted until the Germans surrendered the territory after World War I.
Former colony of the German Empire, in E Africa: it was the territory now consisting chiefly of Tanzania, Rwanda, & Burundi.
A former country and colony of Germany in Africa, spread mostly over present-day mainland Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
German-east-africa Sentence Examples
In 1906 the combined exports had risen to 362 bales, including a little from German East Africa.
39° 20' E., capital of German East Africa.
In the town are the head offices of the Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Gesellschaft, the largest trading company in German East Africa.
In 1887 Dr Carl Peters occupied the bay in the name of the German East Africa Company.
The trade returns are included in those of German East Africa.