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Zanzibar, "Coast of Blacks";[1][2] is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Afrika. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar), and Pemba.


The island of Zanzibar was the scene of a very bloody revolution to free them selves from colonialism, in which revolutionaries killed 10% of the Arab population on the island, freeing themselves from the

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