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Ujiji

(o͞ojē`jē), town, Kigoma prov., W Tanzania, suburb of Kigoma, on Lake Tanganyika. Ujiji was an important settlement of Arab and Swahili ivory and slave traders between c.1850 and c.1890. The explorer Henry M. StanleyStanley, Sir Henry Morton,
1841–1904, Anglo-American journalist, explorer, and empire builder, b. Denbigh, Wales. He grew up in poverty and came to America as a worker on a ship, which he jumped (1858) in New Orleans.
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 successfully ended his search for David LivingstoneLivingstone, David
, 1813–73, Scottish missionary and explorer in Africa, the first European to cross the African continent. From 1841 to 1852, while a medical missionary for the London Missionary Society in what is now Botswana, he crossed the Kalahari desert and reached
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 at Ujiji on Nov. 10, 1871. There are fisheries. The town was formerly called Ugoi and is combined with KigomaKigoma
, town, capital of Kigoma prov., W Tanzania, a port on Lake Tanganyika; combined with Ujiji in a single municipality, Kigoma-Ujiji (2012 pop. 215,458). It is the terminus of the railroad from Dar es Salaam (completed 1914) and is connected by ship with Congo (Kinshasa)
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 in a single municipality.
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Ujiji

 

a city in Tanganyika, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. Population, 21,400 (with Kigoma, 1967). Ujiji, a rice-growing center, has enterprises of the food-processing industry. Handicrafts are practiced, and there is fishing.

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Ujiji

a town in W Tanzania, on Lake Tanganyika: a former slave and ivory centre; the place where Stanley found Livingstone in 1871. It merged with the neighbouring town of Kigoma to form Kigoma-Ujiji in the 1960s
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(A lakeport town in Tanzania, Ujiji is associated with Fiji mainly in palindromes.)
The main clay is dark yellow in colour and has no other name except uro; nchara, the red clay is mainly used for colouring and ujiji serves as grog.
David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary-explorer who crusaded against the slave trade, established his last mission at Ujiji, where he was "found" by Henry Morton Stanley, an American journalist-explorer, who had been commissioned by the New York Herald to locate him.
There he took a train to Ujiji and after crossing Lake Tanganyika, he hired a native guide called Kpveke-vo and started the journey through the Belgian Congo on foot.
The purpose was supposedly to follow up rumours of a great lake in the interior, the so-called Sea of Ujiji, but in reality the search was on for the source of the Nile.
Who did Henry Morton Stanley famously meet in the town of Ujiji?
At Ujiji, on the northeast shores of Lake Tanganyika, Henry Morton Stanley (the British journalist turned explorer) had shaken hands with David Livingstone, hiding his nervousness by making his famous and fatuous presumption: "Dr Livingstone, I presume".
But despite these unpleasant conditions, he continues on with aggressive determination and eventually makes it to Ujiji by, as he tells it, sheer force of will.
Generations of schoolchildren were to remember Sir Henry Stanley for the famous words he uttered: 'Dr Livingstone, I presume' after finding the famous explorer at Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika.
In the twelve months after they returned, first to Britain, and then to the United States, after Stanley's meeting with Livingstone at Ujiji in November 1871, Stanley had many studio photographs taken of himself and Kalulu.