Isanzu in Tanzania

Joshua Project has identified the Isanzu only in Tanzania

Population

66,100

Christian

25%

Evangelical

10%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Isanzu live in a hilly area scattered with large boulders and rock formations in the north of Tanzania. They are primarily farmers of maize, millet, and sorghum. The rivers in the area are seasonal, so they have difficulty procuring enough water during the dry season.

Education is something the people strongly value, and most children go to school. The Lutheran Church is the dominant Christian presence in the area. Their missionaries first arrived in 1930. Currently the Lutheran Church in the area is run totally by local pastors. There are also small numbers of Pentecostal, Anglican, and Roman Catholic Christians. Although about half of the Isanzu claim affiliation with the church, it is estimated that at least half of them are nominal believers only. The local traditional religion still is adhered to by about half the population. A very small percentage of the Isanzu are Muslim.




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Country Tanzania
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Singida region, Iramba District
People Group Map Isanzu in Tanzania PDF Version



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People Name General Isanzu
People Name in Country Isanzu
ROP3 Code 104077
Joshua Project People ID 12260
Indigenous Yes
Population in Tanzania 66,100
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Isanzu 66,115
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Tanzania
People Name General Isanzu
Ethnic Code NAB57o
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
25%    ( Evangelical  10% )
Ethnic Religions
75.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
25.00%
Protestant
25.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
50.00%
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