Shirazi in Tanzania

Joshua Project has identified the Shirazi only in Tanzania

Population

720,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Swahili are a mixed group of people speaking closely related forms of Bantu speech, living on islands and coastal areas of East Africa, from Kismayu to Kilwa, and the Comoro Islands. Shirazi is a name used by some to identify their heritage from the ancient capital province, Shiraz. Shirazi sometimes consider themselves a separate ethnic group from the Swahili, but Swahili is their mother tongue.

The Swahili developed as Arab and Persian traders, established business contacts and married local women. The resulting people are Islamic, Bantu speaking fishers and traders, living in city-states, varying from governorships to republics. There is a rich diversity among them in regard to the degree of Bantu, Arabic and European characteristics they have.




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Country Tanzania
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Zanzibar, coastal areas

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People Name General Shirazi
People Name in Country Shirazi
ROP3 Code 108953
Joshua Project People ID 14915
Indigenous Yes
Population in Tanzania 720,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Swahili 719,551
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Swahili
People Name General Shirazi
Ethnic Code NAB57j
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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