Ujiji ( pronunciation [ udʒidʒi ] ) is located on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, the oldest town in western Tanzania, 10 km south of Kigoma. Traditional inhabitants were the Wadschidschi. Islamic merchants settled here, as the city formed a significant landmark for freight and slave trade ( from Congo). In the German colonial era the place station Udschidschi said.
In Ujiji Burton and Speke were the first Europeans arrived in 1858 Tanganyika. Here met in 1871 Livingstone and Stanley, what the Dr. Livingstone Memorial.
1878, the London Missionary Society here the first mission station on Lake Tanganyika.
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- Location in Tanzania
- Swahili culture
- Kigoma (Region)
- Place in Africa