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Ujiji, a district of central Africa, on the E. shore of Lake Tanganyika, about half way between its centre and N. extremity, bounded N. by the district of Urundi, E. by Ubuha, S. by Ukaranga, and W. by the lake. The surface is hilly, the soil exceedingly fertile, and the climate humid. It. is one of the most productive districts in the region. The principal crops are ground nuts, peas, beans, haricots, and holcus; but sugar cane, tobacco, and cotton are sometimes raised. Among the fruits are the Guinea palm and the plantain, and among the vegetables are the sweet potato, yam, egg plant, manioc, and cucumber. The inhabitants, the Wajiji, are a large, strong race, with dark skins, which they tattoo, woolly hair, and large flat feet and hands. What is generally called the town of Ujiji, or Kawele, is a collection of huts and mud hovels on the shore of the lake (lat. 4° 58' 3" S., Ion. 30° 4' 30" E.), around a raised plot of ground called the bazaar, where the coast Arabs come to trade. It was here that Stanley found Livingstone, Nov. 10, 1871.