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Tanzania: World Factbook, 2009[1]


947,300 sq km


41,048,532 (July 2009)


Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages


mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim


mainland - African 99% (of which 95% are Bantu consisting of more than 130 tribes), other 1% (consisting of Asian, European, and Arab); Zanzibar - Arab, African, mixed Arab and African[2]

Groups Associated with MWC

1 (2006)

Membership in MWC Affiliated Churches

50,560 (2006)

Tanzania is a country in eastern Africa with a population of 41,048,532 (July 2009 estimate).[3] It is bordered by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.[4] In 2006 there was one organized Anabaptist-related group officially associated with Mennonite World Conference (MWC) with 50,560 total members.[5]

Click the following link to learn more about other Anabaptist-related groups in Africa.

Anabaptist-Related Groups

In 2006 there was one Anabaptist-related groups officially associated with MWC in Tanzania:

Annotated Bibliography

External Links


  1. "Tanzania," CIA World Factbook. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tz.html (accessed 7 August 2009).
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid.
  5. "2006 Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership," Mennonite World Conference. http://www.mwc-cmm.org/en15/PDF-PPT/2006mbictotal.pdf (accessed 7 August 2009).