Tanganyika name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tanganyika mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tanganyika

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Tanganyika means "Precious metal".
  2. A user from Qatar says the name Tanganyika means "It is a Tamil word which means Goldmines".
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  1. A former state in East Africa; united with Zanzibar in 1964 to form Tanzania
  2. The longest lake in the world in central Africa between Tanzania and Congo in the Great Rift Valley

  1. A large lake in Central Africa, between Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia.
  2. A former British mandate and territory and, between 1961 and 1964, an independent country in East Africa.

Tanganyika was also found in the following language(s): Swahili

Fun Facts about the name Tanganyika

  • How Popular is the name Tanganyika? Tanganyika is the 35,974th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tanganyika have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 113 babies born with the first name Tanganyika in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tanganyika to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tanganyika? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Tanganyika born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tanganyika was in 1972 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tanganyika: The name spelled backwards is Akiynagnat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aganktniya. How do you pronounce that?
  • Tanganyika name meaning

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