Book ID 468
Okema, Michael The Capital City in the Middle of Nowhere, 1999 April 22
Page Number: 1
Extract Date: 1999, April 22
Copyright © 1999 The East African. Distributed via Africa News Online
Dodoma is supposed to be the political capital of Tanzania. This name is derived from 'idodomia', which in the local Kigogo dialect means 'to sink'. Legend has it that an elephant once sank in quicksand in the vicinity of present-day Dodoma.