Shirazi in Tanzania


Joshua Project has identified the Shirazi only in Tanzania

Population

753,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-01-31
People Name General Shirazi
People Name in Country Shirazi
Population in Tanzania 753,000
World Population 753,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Swahili
People Name General Shirazi
Ethnic Code NAB57j
People ID 14915
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 49  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Zanzibar, coastal areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Swahili (753,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Swahili 753,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1868-1968)
New Testament Yes   (1879-1989)
Complete Bible Yes   (1891-2009)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Habari Njema (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Interconfessional (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Swahili
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Walk with Jesus (Africa, JFP)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible Gateway Scripture
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture EasyBibles

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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