Origin of the word "Tanga"

What's in the Name?

 "Tanga is a Persian word with four meanings: straight; a green valley; the road besides a mountain river; and a farm on a rolling hill or mountain.." Mr. M. Ajam stated this in a letter in the East African newspaper of 16th July 2001. He further added, "More than 1,000 years ago, some Iranians migrated to the East African coast. The traveller Ibn Batuta came across them in 1321".

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Beautiful picture of the old "Tanga Mission School"

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