Country: Tanzania

Number of People Groups

155

People Groups Unreached

30 (19.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

56,791,000

Population in Unreached

5,135,000 (9.0%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

52.8%

% Evangelical

11.38%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.4%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Alagwa 55,000 55,000 Alagwa Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Arab 63,000 387,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.60 %
Assa 700 700 Maasai Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %
 Bemba 5,200 5,183,000 Bemba Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Bembe 900 541,000 Bembe Christianity 85.00 % 17.00 % -
 Bena 1,203,000 1,203,000 Bena Christianity 96.00 % 17.00 % -
Bende 52,000 52,000 Bende Islam 45.00 % 1.40 % -
Bondei 95,000 95,000 Bondei Islam 32.00 % 10.00 % -
 British 9,000 51,606,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Bungu 96,000 96,000 Bungu Christianity 80.00 % 0.00 % -
Burungi 37,000 37,000 Burunge Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chagga 1,115,000 1,134,000 Mochi Christianity 93.00 % 15.00 % -
Dabida Taita 27,000 351,000 Dawida Christianity 68.00 % 11.00 % -
 Datooga, Barabaig 164,000 164,000 Datooga Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.00 % -
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Tanzanian Sign Language Christianity 54.00 % 0.40 % -
Dhaiso 9,400 9,400 Dhaiso Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Doe 64,000 64,000 Doe Islam 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Fipa 346,000 346,000 Fipa Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
 French 2,600 49,832,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ganda, Luganda 56,000 7,820,000 Ganda Christianity 80.00 % 13.00 % -
 German 13,000 64,307,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
Gogo 2,456,000 2,456,000 Gogo Christianity 79.00 % 19.00 % -
Goroa, Fiome 96,000 96,000 Gorowa Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 % -
 Greek 33,000 10,656,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 479,000 2,276,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Gujarati Creole 81,000 83,000 Cutchi-Swahili Islam 3.00 % 0.10 %
Gusii 600 2,627,000 Ekegusii Christianity 75.00 % 40.00 % -
Gweno 3,700 3,700 Gweno Christianity 95.00 % 13.00 % -
Ha 1,836,000 1,836,000 Ha Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Hadzabi 1,200 1,200 Hadza Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.90 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 99,000 858,335,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 4.00 % -
Hangaza 402,000 402,000 Hangaza Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % -
Haya, Ziba 2,214,000 2,312,000 Haya Christianity 81.00 % 21.00 % -
 Hehe 1,374,000 1,374,000 Hehe Christianity 96.00 % 20.00 % -
Hima 13,000 3,626,000 Nyankore Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 % -
 Hindi 66,000 1,431,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.40 % 0.10 %
Hutu, Rundi 623,000 11,351,000 Rundi Christianity 97.00 % 20.00 % -
 Hutu, Rwandese 49,000 11,519,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 95.00 % 17.00 % -
Ikizu 92,000 92,000 Ikizu Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 4.00 % -
Ikoma, Nata 59,000 59,000 Ikoma-Nata-Isenye Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
Iramba, Nyilamba 780,000 780,000 Nilamba Christianity 55.00 % 11.00 % -
 Iraqw, Mbulu 841,000 841,000 Iraqw Ethnic Religions 41.00 % 12.00 % -
Isanzu 87,000 87,000 Isanzu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 10.00 % -
Jew, Swahili Speaking 400 400 Swahili Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jita 338,000 338,000 Jita Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 8.00 % -
Kabwa 20,000 20,000 Kabwa Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kachchi, Asian 66,000 152,000 Kacchi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Kagulu, Northern Sagara 382,000 382,000 Kagulu Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
Kahe 7,200 7,200 Kahe Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kalanga 16,000 1,168,000 Kalanga Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Kamba 138,000 4,774,000 Kamba Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
Kami 31,000 31,000 Kami Islam 5.00 % 0.70 %
Kara, Regi 230,000 230,000 Kara Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 6.00 % -
Kerewe 268,000 268,000 Kerewe Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Kikuyu 25,000 9,528,000 Gikuyu Christianity 88.00 % 15.00 % -
Kimbu, Yanzi 209,000 209,000 Kimbu Christianity 75.00 % 13.00 % -
Kinga 242,000 242,000 Kinga Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
Kisankasa 13,000 13,000 Kisankasa Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 %
Kisi 33,000 33,000 Kisi Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 10.00 % -
Konongo 137,000 137,000 Konongo Christianity 71.00 % 13.00 % -
 Kuria 701,000 1,010,000 Kuria Christianity 76.00 % 15.00 % -
Kutu 120,000 120,000 Kutu Islam 3.00 % 2.00 %
Kwaya 188,000 188,000 Kwaya Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 9.00 % -
 Kwere 269,000 269,000 Kwere Islam 22.00 % 8.00 % -
 Lambya, Rambia 107,000 194,000 Lambya Christianity 97.00 % 13.00 % -
Luguru, Ruguru 1,259,000 1,259,000 Luguru Christianity 61.00 % 14.00 % -
 Luo 223,000 5,036,000 Dholuo Christianity 96.00 % 15.00 % -
 Maasai 378,000 1,429,000 Maasai Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 % -
 Maasai, Arusha 276,000 276,000 Maasai Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 % -
 Maasai, Baraguyu 694,000 694,000 Maasai Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 % -
Machambe 680,000 680,000 Machame Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 % -
 Machinga 97,000 97,000 Machinga Islam 13.00 % 2.00 % -
Magoma 16,000 16,000 Magoma Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Makonde 1,680,000 2,211,000 Makonde Islam 9.00 % 6.00 % -
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 625,000 1,815,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Islam 8.00 % 4.00 % -
 Makwe 17,000 67,000 Makwe Islam 2.00 % 0.50 %
Malila 112,000 112,000 Malila Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Mambwe-Lungu 533,000 895,000 Mambwe-Lungu Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 14.00 % -
Manda 39,000 39,000 Manda Christianity 90.00 % 11.00 % -
Matengo 402,000 406,000 Matengo Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 % -
 Matumbi 260,000 260,000 Matumbi Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
Mbugwe 45,000 45,000 Mbugwe Christianity 96.00 % 12.00 % -
Mbunga 78,000 78,000 Mbunga Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Mediak 9,800 9,800 Mediak Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.50 %
Meru, Rwo 241,000 241,000 Rwa Christianity 94.00 % 18.00 % -
 Mijikenda, Digo 236,000 608,000 Chidigo Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
Mpoto, Nyasa 85,000 85,000 Mpoto Christianity 90.00 % 13.00 % -
 Mwera 842,000 842,000 Mwera Islam 31.00 % 9.00 % -
 Mwera, Nyasa 10,000 10,000 Mwera Islam 25.00 % 6.00 % -
Ndali 402,000 501,000 Ndali Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
 Ndamba 147,000 147,000 Ndamba Christianity 85.00 % 11.00 % -
Ndendeule 183,000 183,000 Ndendeule Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 8.00 % -
 Ndengereko 202,000 202,000 Ndengereko Islam 2.00 % 0.70 %
Ndonde Hamba 24,000 24,000 Ndonde Hamba Islam 10.00 % 1.00 % -
Ngindo 590,000 590,000 Ngindo Islam 22.00 % 3.00 % -
Ngoni 455,000 563,000 Ngoni Christianity 90.00 % 17.00 % -
Nguruimi 90,000 90,000 Ngoreme Christianity 85.00 % 15.00 % -
Nguu 354,000 354,000 Ngulu Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
Nindi 200 200 Nindi Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nyakyusa, Ngonde 1,374,000 1,564,000 Nyakyusa-Ngonde Christianity 91.00 % 19.00 % -
Nyambo, Ragwe 691,000 691,000 Nyambo Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 12.00 % -
 Nyamwanga 233,000 469,000 Nyamwanga Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 % -
 Nyamwezi, Nyanyembe 1,680,000 1,680,000 Nyamwezi Islam 34.00 % 8.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa 45,000 12,459,000 Chichewa Christianity 88.00 % 14.00 % -
 Nyankore 20,000 394,000 Nyankore Christianity 87.00 % 14.00 % -
Nyiha, Nyasa Nyika 414,000 1,128,000 Nyiha, Tanzania Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 17.00 % -
 Nyika, Tanzania 36,000 36,000 Nyika, Tanzania Islam 10.00 % 0.20 % -
Ongamo, Ngasa 7,900 7,900 Ngasa Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.50 %
Pangwa 167,000 167,000 Pangwa Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
 Pare, Asu 917,000 917,000 Asu Islam 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Pimbwe 78,000 78,000 Pimbwe Christianity 80.00 % 0.05 % -
Pogoro 495,000 495,000 Pogolo Christianity 83.00 % 13.00 % -
 Portuguese 1,200 17,561,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Punjabi 66,000 2,025,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Rangi 655,000 655,000 Langi Islam 26.00 % 7.00 % -
Rombo Unknown Unknown Rombo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Rufiji 536,000 536,000 Rufiji Islam 9.00 % 1.50 % -
Rungwa 48,000 48,000 Rungwa Christianity 74.00 % 0.10 % -
Safwa 423,000 423,000 Safwa Ethnic Religions 29.00 % 6.00 % -
Sagara 212,000 212,000 Sagala Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 11.00 % -
 Sandawe 73,000 73,000 Sandawe Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Sangu 201,000 201,000 Sangu Ethnic Religions 47.00 % 12.00 % -
 Segeju 19,000 20,000 Segeju Islam 0.03 % 0.02 %
Shambala 1,193,000 1,193,000 Shambala Islam 45.00 % 14.00 % -
Shirazi 620,000 620,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 12 
 Soga 5,200 3,490,000 Soga Christianity 86.00 % 11.00 % -
 Somali 66,000 20,079,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Suba-Simbiti 144,000 144,000 Suba-Simbiti Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 % -
Subi, Sinja 410,000 410,000 Shubi Christianity 92.00 % 18.00 % -
 Sukuma 9,289,000 9,291,000 Sukuma Christianity 50.00 % 12.00 % -
Sumbwa 511,000 511,000 Sumbwa Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 5.00 % -
 Swahili 732,000 1,659,000 Swahili Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 14 
 Swahili, Bajuni 23,000 201,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Swahili, Pemba 2,800 2,800 Swahili Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Swahili, Tumbatu 82,000 82,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Swahili, Zanzibari 13,000 114,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tatoga, Taturu-Gisamjang 13,000 13,000 Datooga Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
 Taveta 6,600 32,000 Taveta Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Temi 53,000 53,000 Temi Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Tongwe 58,000 58,000 Tongwe Islam 20.00 % 1.10 % -
Turu, Nyaturu 1,019,000 1,019,000 Nyaturu Christianity 82.00 % 16.00 % -
Tutsi 91,000 3,704,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 % -
 Va-Ma'a 63,000 63,000 Mbugu Islam 10.00 % 3.50 % -
 Vidunda 86,000 86,000 Vidunda Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Vinza 27,000 27,000 Vinza Islam 40.00 % 0.10 % -
Vunjo 656,000 656,000 Vunjo Christianity 93.00 % 15.00 % -
Wanda 64,000 64,000 Wanda Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Wanji 48,000 48,000 Vwanji Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 12.00 % -
Yao, Christian 89,000 510,000 Yao Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
 Yao, Muslim 592,000 2,723,000 Yao Islam 2.00 % 1.20 % 11 
Zanaki 166,000 166,000 Zanaki Christianity 80.00 % 19.00 % -
 Zaramo 1,204,000 1,204,000 Zaramo Islam 3.00 % 2.00 % 24 
 Zigua 778,000 779,000 Zigula Islam 9.00 % 5.00 % -
 Zinza 370,000 370,000 Zinza Christianity 97.00 % 17.00 % -
Zyoba 6,400 6,400 Joba Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % -
  Totals:  155 56,791,000       30   52.78 % 11.38 % 106 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 87,000                
  UN Country Population (2017) 56,878,000                

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Population
in Unreached
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Unreached
Districts
Country:   56,791,000 155 30 19.4 % 5,135,000 9.0 % 0
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Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Alagwa wbj 1 1
Asu asa 1 0 New Testament
Bemba bem 1 0 Complete Bible
Bembe bmb 1 0 Complete Bible
Bena bez 1 0 New Testament
Bende bdp 1 0
Bondei bou 1 0 Bible Portions
Bungu wun 1 0
Burunge bds 1 0 New Testament
Chichewa nya 1 0 Complete Bible
Chidigo dig 1 1 New Testament
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Cutchi-Swahili ccl 1 1
Datooga tcc 2 0 New Testament
Dawida dav 1 0 New Testament
Dhaiso dhs 1 1
Dholuo luo 1 0 Complete Bible
Doe doe 1 0
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
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Gweno gwe 1 0
Ha haq 1 0 Bible Portions
Hadza hts 1 1
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 Bible Portions
Iraqw irk 1 0 Complete Bible
Isanzu isn 1 0
Jita jit 1 0 New Testament
Joba job 1 0
Kabwa cwa 1 0 Bible Portions
Kacchi kfr 1 1 New Testament
Kagulu kki 1 0 New Testament
Kahe hka 1 0
Kalanga kck 1 0 New Testament
Kamba kam 1 0 Complete Bible
Kami kcu 1 1
Kara reg 1 0
Kerewe ked 1 0 New Testament
Kimbu kiv 1 0
Kinga zga 1 0 New Testament
Kinyarwanda kin 2 0 Complete Bible
Kisankasa kqh 1 1
Kisi kiz 1 0
Konongo kcz 1 0
Kuria kuj 1 0 New Testament
Kutu kdc 1 1 New Testament
Kwaya kya 1 0 Bible Portions
Kwere cwe 1 0 New Testament
Lambya lai 1 0 New Testament
Langi lag 1 0 Bible Portions
Luguru ruf 1 0 New Testament
Maasai mas 4 1 Complete Bible
Machame jmc 1 0 New Testament
Machinga mvw 1 0
Magoma gmx 1 0
Makhuwa-Meetto mgh 1 0 Bible Portions
Makonde kde 1 0 New Testament
Makwe ymk 1 1
Malila mgq 1 0 Bible Portions
Mambwe-Lungu mgr 1 0 Complete Bible
Manda mgs 1 0 New Testament
Matengo mgv 1 0
Matumbi mgw 1 1
Mbugu mhd 1 0
Mbugwe mgz 1 0
Mbunga mgy 1 0
Mediak mwx 1 1
Mochi old 1 0 New Testament
Mpoto mpa 1 0 Bible Portions
Mwera mjh 1 0
Mwera mwe 1 0 Bible Portions
Ndali ndh 1 0 Bible Portions
Ndamba ndj 1 0 New Testament
Ndendeule dne 1 0
Ndengereko ndg 1 1
Ndonde Hamba njd 1 0
Ngasa nsg 1 1
Ngindo nnq 1 0 New Testament
Ngoni ngo 1 0 Bible Portions
Ngoreme ngq 1 0 Bible Portions
Ngulu ngp 1 0 New Testament
Nilamba nim 1 0 New Testament
Nindi nxi 1 0
Nyakyusa-Ngonde nyy 1 0 Complete Bible
Nyambo now 1 0
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
Pangwa pbr 1 0
Pimbwe piw 1 0
Pogolo poy 1 0 New Testament
Portuguese por 1 0 Complete Bible
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Rombo rof 1 0
Rufiji rui 1 0
Rundi run 1 0 Complete Bible
Rungwa rnw 1 0
Rwa rwk 1 0 New Testament
Safwa sbk 1 0 Bible Portions
Sagala sbm 1 0
Sandawe sad 1 0 Bible Portions
Sangu sbp 1 0 Bible Portions
Segeju seg 1 1
Shambala ksb 1 0 New Testament
Shubi suj 1 0
Soga xog 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Suba-Simbiti ssc 1 0 Bible Portions
Sukuma suk 1 0 Complete Bible
Sumbwa suw 1 0
Swahili swh 8 8 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
Vidunda vid 1 0 New Testament
Vinza vin 1 0
Vunjo vun 1 0 Bible Portions
Vwanji wbi 1 0 Bible Portions
Wanda wbh 1 0
Yao yao 2 1 Complete Bible
Zanaki zak 1 0 Bible Portions
Zaramo zaj 1 1 New Testament
Zigula ziw 1 0 New Testament
Zinza zin 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 141 155 30   24 52 67 95 15

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.4 %)
52.8 %
Ethnic Religions
16.1 %
Hinduism
1.0 %
Islam
29.2 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
9.0 %
Independent
3.4 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
31.9 %
Roman Catholic
55.6 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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Tanzania Statistics
People Groups 155
Unreached People Groups 30  (19.4%)
Population 56,791,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Population in Unreached 5,135,000  (9.0%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 106
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 52.8%
Percent Evangelical 11.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 31%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code TZ
Official Language(s) SwahiliEnglish
Literacy Rate 80%
Estimated Illiterate Population 11,358,000
Persecution Ranking 33 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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