Country: Tanzania

Number of People Groups

156

People Groups Unreached

25

Total Population

50,810,000

Unreached Population

9,261,000

% Christian Adherent

46.1%

% Evangelical

10.0 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (46.1%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Alagwa 44,000 Alagwa Islam 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Arab 374,000 Swahili Islam 5.0 % 0.6 %
Assa 500 Aasax E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.3 %
 Bemba, Wemba 61,000 Bemba Christianity 95.0 % 14.0 %
Bembe 700 Bembe Christianity 85.0 % 17.0 %
Bena 959,000 Bena Christianity 96.0 % 17.0 %
Bende 41,000 Bende Christianity 95.0 % 13.0 %
Bondei 76,000 Bondei Islam 32.0 % 10.0 %
 British 7,200 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Burungi 18,000 Burunge E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 4.0 %
 Chagga, Mochi 889,000 Mochi Christianity 93.0 % 15.0 %
 Coloured 11,000 English Christianity 75.0 % 10.0 %
Comorian, Maore 14,000 Comorian, Maore Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Dabida Taita 21,000 Dawida Christianity 68.0 % 11.0 %
 Datooga, Barabaig 131,000 Datooga E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 4.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Tanzanian Sign Language Christianity 54.0 % 0.4 %
Dhaiso 7,500 Dhaiso Christianity 88.0 % 11.0 %
 Digo 188,000 Chidigo Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Doe 51,000 Doe Islam 20.0 % 4.0 %
Fipa, Fiba 276,000 Fipa Christianity 95.0 % 15.0 %
 French 2,100 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Ganda, Luganda 53,000 Ganda Christianity 80.0 % 13.0 %
 German 10,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
Gogo 1,862,000 Gogo Christianity 79.0 % 19.0 %
Goroa, Fiome 76,000 Gorowa Christianity 65.0 % 10.0 %
 Greek 26,000 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gujarati 382,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.5 % 0.1 %
Gujarati Creole 65,000 Cutchi-Swahili Hinduism 2.0 % 0.1 %
Gusii 400 Ekegusii Christianity 80.0 % 5.0 %
Gweno 2,900 Gweno Christianity 95.0 % 13.0 %
Ha 1,464,000 Ha E Ethnic Religions 37.0 % 8.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 79,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.0 % 4.0 %
Hangaza 320,000 Hangaza Christianity 90.0 % 14.0 %
Haya, Ziba 1,681,000 Haya Christianity 81.0 % 21.0 %
 Hehe 1,041,000 Hehe Christianity 96.0 % 20.0 %
Hima 11,000 Nyankore Christianity 94.0 % 12.0 %
 Hindi 53,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.4 % 0.1 %
Hutu, Rundi 496,000 Rundi Christianity 97.0 % 20.0 %
 Hutu, Rwandese 204,000 Rwanda Christianity 95.0 % 17.0 %
Ikizu 73,000 Ikizu E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 4.0 %
Ikoma, Nata 47,000 Ikoma-Nata-Isenye Christianity 95.0 % 15.0 %
Iramba, Nyilamba 588,000 Nilamba Christianity 55.0 % 11.0 %
 Iraqw, Mbulu 670,000 Iraqw E Ethnic Religions 41.0 % 12.0 %
Isanzu 69,000 Isanzu E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 10.0 %
Jew, Swahili Speaking 400 Swahili E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Jita 269,000 Jita E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 8.0 %
Kabwa 16,000 Kabwa E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
 Kachchi, Asian 52,000 Kachchi Hinduism 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Kagulu, Northern Sagara 305,000 Kagulu Christianity 60.0 % 12.0 %
Kahe 5,800 Kahe Christianity 94.0 % 12.0 %
 Kalanga 13,000 Kalanga Christianity 95.0 % 14.0 %
 Kamba 110,000 Kamba Christianity 70.0 % 15.0 %
Kami 24,000 Kami Islam 5.0 % 0.7 %
Kara, Regi 184,000 Kara E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 6.0 %
Kerewe, Kerebe 213,000 Kerewe Christianity 95.0 % 14.0 %
 Kikuyu 37,000 Gikuyu Christianity 88.0 % 15.0 %
Kimbu, Yanzi 167,000 Kimbu Christianity 75.0 % 13.0 %
 Kindiga, Hadzabe 1,200 Hadza E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 2.0 %
Kinga 193,000 Kinga Christianity 85.0 % 14.0 %
Kisankasa 10,000 Kisankasa E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.0 %
Kisi 26,000 Kisi E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 10.0 %
Konongo 109,000 Konongo Christianity 71.0 % 13.0 %
 Kuria 559,000 Kuria Christianity 86.0 % 15.0 %
Kutu 96,000 Kutu Islam 15.0 % 4.0 %
Kwaya 150,000 Kwaya E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 9.0 %
 Kwere 215,000 Kwere Islam 22.0 % 8.0 %
 Lambya, Rambia 85,000 Lambya Christianity 97.0 % 13.0 %
Luguru, Ruguru 1,004,000 Luguru Christianity 61.0 % 14.0 %
 Maasai 301,000 Maasai E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 10.0 %
Maasai, Arusha 220,000 Maasai E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 6.0 %
 Maasai, Baraguyu 67,000 Maasai E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 7.0 %
Machambe 542,000 Machame Christianity 95.0 % 18.0 %
 Machinga 77,000 Machinga Islam 13.0 % 2.0 %
Magoma 12,000 Magoma Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
 Makonde, Matambwe 1,268,000 Makonde Islam 26.0 % 7.0 %
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 498,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Islam 8.0 % 4.0 %
 Makwe 14,000 Makwe Islam 10.0 % 2.0 %
Malila, Malilia 90,000 Malila E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 4.0 %
 Mambwe-Lungu 425,000 Mambwe-Lungu E Ethnic Religions 43.0 % 14.0 %
Manda, Nyasa 31,000 Manda Christianity 90.0 % 11.0 %
Matengo 320,000 Matengo Christianity 80.0 % 14.0 %
 Matumbi 207,000 Matumbi Islam 17.0 % 5.0 %
Mbugwe 36,000 Mbugwe Christianity 96.0 % 12.0 %
Mbunga 62,000 Mbunga E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 5.0 %
Mediak 7,800 Mediak E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.5 %
Meru, Rwo 192,000 Rwa Christianity 94.0 % 18.0 %
Mpoto, Nyasa 68,000 Mpoto Christianity 90.0 % 13.0 %
 Mwera, Mwela 672,000 Mwera Islam 31.0 % 9.0 %
 Mwera, Nyasa 8,100 Mwera Islam 25.0 % 6.0 %
Ndali 320,000 Ndali Christianity 85.0 % 14.0 %
 Ndamba 117,000 Ndamba Christianity 85.0 % 11.0 %
Ndendeule 146,000 Ndendeule E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 8.0 %
 Ndengereko 161,000 Ndengereko Islam 2.0 % 0.7 %
Ndonde, Mawanda 20,000 Ndonde Hamba Islam 10.0 % 1.0 %
Ngindo 470,000 Ngindo Islam 22.0 % 3.0 %
Ngoni, Magwangara 363,000 Ngoni Christianity 90.0 % 17.0 %
Nguruimi 72,000 Ngoreme Christianity 85.0 % 15.0 %
Nguu, Nguru 282,000 Ngulu Islam 15.0 % 4.0 %
Nindi 100 Nindi E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 3.0 %
 Nyakyusa, Ngonde 1,041,000 Nyakyusa-Ngonde Christianity 91.0 % 19.0 %
Nyambo, Ragwe 551,000 Nyambo E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 12.0 %
 Nyamwanga 186,000 Nyamwanga Christianity 85.0 % 12.0 %
 Nyamwezi, Nyanyembe 1,268,000 Nyamwezi Islam 34.0 % 1.0 %
 Nyanja, Chewa 52,000 Chichewa Christianity 88.0 % 14.0 %
 Nyankore 16,000 Nyankore Christianity 87.0 % 14.0 %
Nyiha, Nyasa Nyika 653,000 Nyiha, Tanzania E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 17.0 %
 Nyika, Tanzania 29,000 Nyika, Tanzania Islam 10.0 % 0.2 %
Ongamo, Ngasa 6,300 Ngasa E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.5 %
Pangwa 133,000 Pangwa Christianity 85.0 % 14.0 %
 Pare, Asu 731,000 Asu Islam 40.0 % 12.0 %
Pimbwe 62,000 Pimbwe Christianity 80.0 % 11.0 %
Pogoro, Pogolo 395,000 Pogolo Christianity 83.0 % 13.0 %
 Punjabi 52,000 Panjabi, Eastern O Other / Small 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Pygmy, Twa 5,800 Rwanda E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 1.0 %
 Rangi, Irangi 522,000 Langi Islam 26.0 % 7.0 %
 Rufiji, Ruihi 428,000 Rufiji Islam 9.0 % 1.5 %
Rungwa, Runga 38,000 Rungwa Christianity 74.0 % 9.0 %
Safwa 337,000 Safwa E Ethnic Religions 29.0 % 6.0 %
Sagara 169,000 Sagala Christianity 60.0 % 11.0 %
 Sandawe, Sandwe 59,000 Sandawe E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 5.0 %
Sangu, Sango 160,000 Sangu E Ethnic Religions 47.0 % 12.0 %
 Segeju 15,000 Segeju Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Shambala, Sambaa 951,000 Shambala Islam 45.0 % 14.0 %
Shirazi 753,000 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Soga 4,200 Soga Christianity 86.0 % 11.0 %
 Somali 52,000 Somali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sonjo 42,000 Temi E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.5 %
Suba 51,000 Suba Christianity 100.0 % 18.0 %
Suba, Luo 178,000 Dholuo Christianity 96.0 % 15.0 %
Suba-Simbiti 115,000 Suba-Simbiti Christianity 70.0 % 9.0 %
Subi, Sinja 327,000 Shubi Christianity 92.0 % 18.0 %
 Sukuma 7,065,000 Sukuma E Ethnic Religions 42.0 % 12.0 %
Sumbwa 408,000 Sumbwa E Ethnic Religions 32.0 % 5.0 %
 Swahili 5,952,000 Swahili Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Swahili, Bajuni 18,000 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili, Tumbato 65,000 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili, Zanzibari 11,000 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili-Pemba 2,200 Swahili Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
Tatoga, Taturu-Gisamjang 11,000 Datooga E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 4.0 %
Taveta 5,200 Taveta Christianity 65.0 % 8.0 %
Tongwe 46,000 Tongwe Islam 20.0 % 1.1 %
Turu, Nyaturu 770,000 Nyaturu Christianity 82.0 % 16.0 %
Tutsi 261,000 Rwanda Christianity 95.0 % 18.0 %
Va-Ma'a, Mbugu 50,000 Mbugu Islam 10.0 % 3.5 %
Vidunda 68,000 Vidunda Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Vinza 21,000 Vinza Islam 40.0 % 6.0 %
Vunjo 523,000 Vunjo Christianity 93.0 % 15.0 %
Wanda, Wandia 51,000 Wanda Christianity 70.0 % 8.0 %
Wanji 39,000 Vwanji E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 12.0 %
Wungu, Bungu 77,000 Bungu Christianity 80.0 % 14.0 %
 Yao, Ajao 543,000 Yao Islam 10.0 % 4.0 %
Zanaki 132,000 Zanaki Christianity 80.0 % 19.0 %
 Zaramo, Zalamo 960,000 Zaramo Islam 3.0 % 0.7 %
 Zigwa, Zigula 620,000 Zigula Islam 9.0 % 3.0 %
 Zinza 295,000 Zinza Christianity 97.0 % 17.0 %
Zyoba 5,100 Joba Christianity 90.0 % 14.0 %
  Totals:  156 50,736,000 25     46.1 % 10.0 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.0%
Christianity
  Evangelical
46.1%
10.0%
Ethnic Religions
15.2%
Hinduism
1.0%
Islam
36.8%
Non-Religious
0.4%
Other / Small Religions
0.5%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
8.5%
Independent
3.5%
Protestant
32.9%
Roman Catholic
55.0%
Orthodox
0.1%
Other Christian
0.0%

Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.


Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Tanzania. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Tanzania
  • Christian ministry in Tanzania
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Tanzania or East and Southern Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In East and Southern Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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