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Why is it called Zanzibar though? I'm kind of intrigued



There's another thread about naming it - https://twitter.com/LeaKissner/status/1136691523104280576

The original name was Spice, which was nixed from a higher-up; they went to Zanzibar, one of the Spice Islands.


Odd. Zanzibar is off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. The Spice Islands (the Moluccas) are in Eastern Indonesia.


I was going by the twitter thread, but I looked and found this in Wikipedia:

> the Zanzibar Archipelago, together with Tanzania's Mafia Island, are sometimes referred to locally as the "Spice Islands" (a term borrowed from the Maluku Islands of Indonesia).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanzibar




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