Country: Tanzania

Number of People Groups

157

People Groups Unreached

28 (17.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

69,331,000

Population in Unreached

6,910,000 (10.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

50.93%

% Evangelical

10.96%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.4%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 Alagwa 66,000 66,000 Alagwa Islam ☀︎ 0.02 % 0.02 % 1
 Arab 304,000 769,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.60 % 6
Assa 800 800 Maasai Christianity 55.00 % 30.00 % -
 Baganda 68,000 8,999,000 Ganda Christianity 80.00 % 13.00 % -
 Bajuni 28,000 139,000 Swahili Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bemba 6,200 6,352,000 Bemba Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Bembe 34,000 720,000 Bembe Christianity 85.00 % 17.00 % -
 Bena 1,450,000 1,450,000 Bena (Tanzania) Christianity 96.00 % 17.00 % -
Benamanga 68,000 68,000 Benamanga Christianity 50.00 % 3.00 % -
Bende 62,000 62,000 Bende Islam 45.00 % 1.40 % -
Bondei 115,000 115,000 Bondei Islam 32.00 % 10.00 % -
 British 11,000 54,161,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Bungu 116,000 116,000 Bungu Christianity 80.00 % 0.00 % -
Burungi 44,000 44,000 Burunge Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chagga 1,344,000 1,365,000 Mochi Christianity 93.00 % 15.00 % -
Chingoni 300,000 300,000 Chingoni Christianity 70.00 % 17.00 % -
Dabida Taita 32,000 400,000 Dawida Christianity 68.00 % 11.00 % -
 Datooga 16,000 16,000 Datooga Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
 Datooga, Barabaig 198,000 198,000 Datooga Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.00 % -
 Deaf 692,000 50,266,000 Tanzanian Sign Language Christianity 54.07 % -
 Dhaiso 11,000 11,000 Dhaiso Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Doe 12,000 12,000 Doe Islam 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Fipa 417,000 417,000 Fipa Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
 French 3,200 50,635,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 16,000 67,020,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
  Totals:  157 69,331,000         28 50.93 % 10.96 % 145 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 88,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 69,419,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Arusha 2,539,000
Dar es Salaam 6,543,000
Dodoma 3,124,000
Geita 2,608,000
Iringa 1,411,000
Kagera 3,685,000
Katavi 847,000
Kigoma 3,190,000
Kilimanjaro 2,458,000
Lindi 1,297,000
Manyara 2,136,000
Mara 2,614,000
Mbeya 4,058,000
Morogoro 3,325,000
Mtwara 1,905,000
Mwanza 4,157,000
Njombe 1,052,000
Pemba North 318,000
Pemba South 292,000
Pwani 1,647,000
Rukwa 1,506,000
Ruvuma 2,064,000
Shinyanga 2,301,000
Simiyu 2,374,000
Singida 2,055,000
Tabora 3,436,000
Tanga 3,065,000
Zanzibar North 280,000
Zanzibar South and Central 174,000
Zanzibar West 890,000
Provinces:  30 67,351,000
UN Country Population 69,419,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Alagwa wbj 1 1 Bible Portions
Asu (Tanzania) asa 1 0 New Testament
Bemba bem 1 0 Complete Bible
Bembe bmb 1 0 Complete Bible
Bena (Tanzania) bez 1 0 New Testament
Benamanga egm 1 0 Translation Started
Bende bdp 1 0 Bible Portions
Bondei bou 1 0 Bible Portions
Bungu wun 1 0 Bible Portions
Burunge bds 1 0 New Testament
Chichewa nya 1 0 Complete Bible
Chidigo dig 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chingoni xnj 1 0 New Testament
Cutchi-Swahili ccl 1 1 Translation Started
Datooga tcc 2 0 Complete Bible
Dawida dav 1 0 Complete Bible
Dhaiso dhs 1 1 Unspecified
Dholuo luo 1 0 Complete Bible
Doe doe 1 0 Translation Started
Ekegusii guz 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Fipa fip 1 0 New Testament
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Ganda lug 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Gikuyu kik 1 0 Complete Bible
Gogo gog 1 0 Complete Bible
Gorowa gow 1 0 Translation Started
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Gweno gwe 1 0 Translation Started
Ha haq 1 0 Bible Portions
Hadza hts 1 1 Bible Portions
Hangaza han 1 0 Bible Portions
Haya hay 1 0 Complete Bible
Hehe heh 1 0 New Testament
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Ikizu ikz 1 0 Bible Portions
Ikoma-Nata-Isenye ntk 1 0 New Testament
Iraqw irk 1 0 Complete Bible
Isanzu isn 1 0 Translation Started
Jita jit 1 0 New Testament
Kabwa cwa 1 0 New Testament
Kacchi kfr 1 1 New Testament
Kagulu kki 1 0 New Testament
Kahe hka 1 0 Translation Started
Kalanga kck 1 0 Complete Bible
Kamba kam 1 0 Complete Bible
Kami (Tanzania) kcu 1 1 Unspecified
Kara (Tanzania) reg 1 0 Translation Started
Kerewe ked 1 0 New Testament
Kimbu kiv 1 0 Translation Started
Kinga zga 1 0 New Testament
Kinyarwanda kin 2 0 Complete Bible
Kisankasa kqh 1 1 Unspecified
Kisi kiz 1 0 Bible Portions
Kiviila job 1 0 Bible Portions
Konongo kcz 1 0 Bible Portions
Kuria kuj 1 0 Complete Bible
Kutu kdc 1 1 New Testament
Kwaya kya 1 0 New Testament
Kwere cwe 1 0 New Testament
Lambya lai 1 0 New Testament
Luguru ruf 1 0 New Testament
Maasai mas 4 0 Complete Bible
Machame jmc 1 0 Complete Bible
Machinga mvw 1 0 Unspecified
Magoma gmx 1 0 Translation Started
Makhuwa-Meetto mgh 1 0 New Testament
Makonde kde 1 0 New Testament
Makwe ymk 1 1 Translation Started
Malila mgq 1 0 New Testament
Mambwe-Lungu mgr 1 0 Complete Bible
Manda (Tanzania) mgs 1 0 New Testament
Matambwe wtb 1 0 Translation Started
Matengo mgv 1 0 Bible Portions
Matumbi mgw 1 1 Bible Portions
Mbugu mhd 1 0 Translation Started
Mbugwe mgz 1 0 Bible Portions
Mbunga mgy 1 0 Translation Started
Mochi old 1 0 Complete Bible
Mpoto mpa 1 0 Bible Portions
Mwera (Tanzania, Lindi Region) mwe 1 0 New Testament
Mwera (Tanzania, Ruvuma Region) mjh 1 0 Translation Started
Ndali ndh 1 0 New Testament
Ndamba ndj 1 0 New Testament
Ndendeule dne 1 0 Bible Portions
Ndengereko ndg 1 1 Unspecified
Ndonde Hamba njd 1 0 Translation Started
Ndwewe nww 1 0 Translation Started
Ngindo nnq 1 0 New Testament
Ngoreme ngq 1 0 Bible Portions
Ngulu ngp 1 0 New Testament
Nilamba nim 1 0 New Testament
Nindi nxi 1 0 Translation Started
Nyakyusa-Ngonde nyy 1 0 Complete Bible
Nyambo now 1 0 Translation Started
Nyamwanga mwn 1 0 Complete Bible
Nyamwezi nym 1 0 New Testament
Nyankore nyn 2 0 Complete Bible
Nyaturu rim 1 0 New Testament
Nyiha, Tanzania nih 1 0 New Testament
Nyika, Tanzania nkt 1 0 Translation Started
Pangwa pbr 1 0 Bible Portions
Pimbwe piw 1 0 Bible Portions
Pogolo poy 1 0 New Testament
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rangi lag 1 0 New Testament
Rombo rof 1 0 Translation Started
Rufiji rui 1 0 Translation Needed
Rundi run 1 0 Complete Bible
Rungwa rnw 1 0 Translation Started
Ruwila rwl 1 0 Bible Portions
Rwa rwk 1 0 New Testament
Safwa sbk 1 1 New Testament
Sagala sbm 1 0 Translation Started
Sandawe sad 1 0 Bible Portions
Sangu (Tanzania) sbp 1 0 New Testament
Shambala ksb 1 0 New Testament
Shubi suj 1 0 Translation Started
Soga xog 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Suba-Simbiti ssc 1 0 New Testament
Subi xsj 1 0 Translation Started
Sukuma suk 1 0 Complete Bible
Sumbwa suw 1 0 Translation Started
Swahili swh 9 9 Complete Bible
Tanzanian Sign Language tza 1 0 Bible Portions
Taveta tvs 1 0 New Testament
Temi soz 1 0 Bible Portions
Tongwe tny 1 0 Translation Started
Vidunda vid 1 0 New Testament
Vinza vin 1 0 Unspecified
Vunjo vun 1 0 Complete Bible
Vwanji wbi 1 0 New Testament
Wanda wbh 1 0 Translation Started
Yao yao 1 1 Complete Bible
Zanaki zak 1 0 New Testament
Zaramo zaj 1 1 New Testament
Zigula ziw 1 0 New Testament
Zinza zin 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 143 157 28   83 77 97 95 17
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  • Evangelism agencies
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Tanzania Statistics
People Groups 157
Unreached People Groups 28  (17.8%)
Population 69,331,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Population in Unreached 6,910,000  (10.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 50.9%
Percent Evangelical 11.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 145
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 34%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code TZ
Official Language(s) SwahiliEnglish
Literacy Rate 80%
Estimated Illiterate Population 13,866,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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