"They are Tanzanian."

Translation:Wao ni Watanzania.

May 31, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/rebecca152312

Couldn't it also be "wao ni Tanzania"??

May 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ernst557459

No, that would mean 'They are Tanzania', which, of course, doesn't make any sense. In general, the prefix before a country name root determines that exact meaning of the word. E.g. for the country the Netherlands we would have:

Mholanzi: a Dutchman (a Dutch person)

Waholanzi: Dutchmen (more than one of them)

Uholanzi: the Netherlands (or more commonly, but incorrectly, Holland)

Kiholanzi: the Dutch language.

And likewise for the other languages you are leaning: Kifaransa and Kihispania (Mfaransa, Mhispania, etc).

May 31, 2019
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