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Tanganyika and Zanzibar

Tanganyika was part of German East Africa before World War I. It was mandated to Great Britain after the War. In 196` it gained independence and became a republic. Zanzibar joined it in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which was later renamed Tanzania.

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     Mafia Island is also a part of Tanzania, South of Zanzibar Island.

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The island group is also known as the Friendly Islands. It became a British Protectorate in 1900. It is a Kingdom in the British Commonwealth. The stamp was issued in 1950 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the treaty of friendship between Tonga and Great Britain.

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