Country: Tanzania

Number of People Groups

154

People Groups Unreached

30 (19.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

59,031,000

Population in Unreached

5,764,000 (9.8%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

51.6%

% Evangelical

11.22%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.4%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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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 57,000 57,000 Alagwa Islam 0.02 % 0.02 %
 Arab 65,000 407,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.60 %
Assa 700 700 Maasai Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 %
 Bajuni 24,000 213,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bemba 5,400 5,295,000 Bemba Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Bembe 1,000 552,000 Bembe Christianity 85.00 % 17.00 % -
 Bena 1,250,000 1,250,000 Bena Christianity 96.00 % 17.00 % -
Bende 54,000 54,000 Bende Islam 45.00 % 1.40 % -
Bondei 99,000 99,000 Bondei Islam 32.00 % 10.00 % -
 British 9,300 52,418,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Bungu 100,000 100,000 Bungu Christianity 80.00 % 0.00 % -
Burungi 38,000 38,000 Burunge Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chagga 1,158,000 1,178,000 Mochi Christianity 93.00 % 15.00 % -
Dabida Taita 28,000 369,000 Dawida Christianity 68.00 % 11.00 % -
Datooga 14,000 14,000 Datooga Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
 Datooga, Barabaig 170,000 170,000 Datooga Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.00 % -
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Tanzanian Sign Language Christianity 54.00 % 0.40 % -
Dhaiso 9,700 9,700 Dhaiso Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Doe 67,000 67,000 Doe Islam 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Fipa 359,000 359,000 Fipa Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
 French 2,700 50,070,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ganda, Luganda 59,000 8,529,000 Ganda Christianity 80.00 % 13.00 % -
 German 13,000 65,525,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
Gogo 2,551,000 2,551,000 Gogo Christianity 79.00 % 19.00 % -
Goroa, Fiome 99,000 99,000 Gorowa Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 % -
 Greek 34,000 10,846,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 498,000 2,357,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Gujarati Creole 85,000 87,000 Cutchi-Swahili Islam 3.00 % 0.10 %
 Gusii 600 2,762,000 Ekegusii Christianity 75.00 % 40.00 % -
Gweno 3,800 3,800 Gweno Christianity 95.00 % 13.00 % -
Ha 1,918,000 1,918,000 Ha Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Hadzabi 1,200 1,200 Hadza Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.90 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 103,000 871,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 4.00 % -
Hangaza 417,000 417,000 Hangaza Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % -
Haya, Ziba 2,267,000 2,371,000 Haya Christianity 81.00 % 21.00 % -
 Hehe 1,428,000 1,428,000 Hehe Christianity 96.00 % 20.00 % -
Hima 14,000 3,854,000 Nyankore Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 % -
 Hindi 68,000 1,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.40 % 0.10 %
Hutu, Rundi 647,000 10,812,000 Rundi Christianity 97.00 % 20.00 % -
 Hutu, Rwandese 51,000 11,873,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 95.00 % 17.00 % -
Ikizu 95,000 95,000 Ikizu Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 4.00 % -
Ikoma, Nata 61,000 61,000 Ikoma-Nata-Isenye Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
Iramba, Nyilamba 810,000 810,000 Nilamba Christianity 55.00 % 11.00 % -
 Iraqw, Mbulu 873,000 873,000 Iraqw Ethnic Religions 41.00 % 12.00 % -
Isanzu 90,000 90,000 Isanzu Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 10.00 % -
Jew, Swahili Speaking 500 500 Swahili Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jita 351,000 351,000 Jita Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 8.00 % -
Kabwa 20,000 20,000 Kabwa Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kachchi, Asian 68,000 158,000 Kacchi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Kagulu, Northern Sagara 397,000 397,000 Kagulu Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
Kahe 7,500 7,500 Kahe Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kalanga 16,000 1,117,000 Kalanga Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Kamba 12,000 4,887,000 Kamba Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
Kami 32,000 32,000 Kami Islam 5.00 % 0.70 %
 Kara, Regi 239,000 239,000 Kara Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kerewe 278,000 278,000 Kerewe Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Kikuyu 26,000 10,332,000 Gikuyu Christianity 88.00 % 15.00 % -
Kimbu, Yanzi 217,000 217,000 Kimbu Christianity 75.00 % 13.00 % -
Kinga 251,000 251,000 Kinga Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
Kisankasa 13,000 13,000 Kisankasa Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 %
Kisi 34,000 34,000 Kisi Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 10.00 % -
Konongo 142,000 142,000 Konongo Christianity 71.00 % 13.00 % -
 Kuria 728,000 1,053,000 Kuria Christianity 76.00 % 15.00 % -
Kutu 125,000 125,000 Kutu Islam 3.00 % 2.00 %
Kwaya 195,000 195,000 Kwaya Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 9.00 % -
 Kwere 280,000 280,000 Kwere Islam 22.00 % 8.00 % -
 Lambya, Rambia 111,000 201,000 Lambya Christianity 97.00 % 13.00 % -
Luguru, Ruguru 1,308,000 1,308,000 Luguru Christianity 61.00 % 14.00 % -
 Luo 232,000 5,291,000 Dholuo Christianity 96.00 % 15.00 % -
 Maasai 393,000 1,498,000 Maasai Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 % -
 Maasai, Arusha 286,000 286,000 Maasai Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 % -
 Maasai, Baraguyu 721,000 721,000 Maasai Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 % -
Machambe 707,000 707,000 Machame Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 % -
 Machinga 100,000 100,000 Machinga Islam 13.00 % 2.00 % -
Magoma 16,000 16,000 Magoma Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Makonde 1,788,000 2,337,000 Makonde Islam 9.00 % 6.00 % -
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 649,000 1,892,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Islam 8.00 % 4.00 % -
 Makwe 18,000 70,000 Makwe Islam 2.00 % 0.50 %
Malila 117,000 117,000 Malila Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Mambwe-Lungu 554,000 923,000 Mambwe-Lungu Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 14.00 % -
Manda 40,000 40,000 Manda Christianity 90.00 % 11.00 % -
Matengo 417,000 422,000 Matengo Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 % -
 Matumbi 270,000 270,000 Matumbi Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
Mbugwe 47,000 47,000 Mbugwe Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
Mbunga 81,000 81,000 Mbunga Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Meru, Rwo 250,000 250,000 Rwa Christianity 94.00 % 18.00 % -
 Mijikenda, Digo 245,000 636,000 Chidigo Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
Mpoto, Nyasa 89,000 89,000 Mpoto Christianity 70.00 % 13.00 % -
 Mwera 875,000 875,000 Mwera Islam 31.00 % 9.00 % -
 Mwera, Nyasa 11,000 11,000 Mwera Islam 25.00 % 6.00 % -
Ndali 417,000 521,000 Ndali Christianity 55.00 % 14.00 % -
 Ndamba 153,000 153,000 Ndamba Christianity 85.00 % 11.00 % -
Ndendeule 190,000 190,000 Ndendeule Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 8.00 % -
 Ndengereko 210,000 210,000 Ndengereko Islam 2.00 % 0.70 %
Ndonde Hamba 25,000 25,000 Ndonde Hamba Islam 10.00 % 1.00 % -
Ngindo 613,000 613,000 Ngindo Islam 22.00 % 3.00 % -
Ngoni 473,000 585,000 Ngoni Christianity 90.00 % 17.00 % -
Nguruimi 93,000 93,000 Ngoreme Christianity 85.00 % 15.00 % -
Nguu 368,000 368,000 Ngulu Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
Nindi 200 200 Nindi Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nyakyusa, Ngonde 1,428,000 1,627,000 Nyakyusa-Ngonde Christianity 91.00 % 19.00 % -
Nyambo, Ragwe 717,000 717,000 Nyambo Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 12.00 % -
 Nyamwanga 242,000 483,000 Nyamwanga Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 % -
 Nyamwezi, Nyanyembe 1,745,000 1,745,000 Nyamwezi Islam 34.00 % 8.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa 47,000 12,977,000 Chichewa Christianity 88.00 % 14.00 % -
 Nyankore 20,000 418,000 Nyankore Christianity 87.00 % 14.00 % -
 Nyiha, Tanzania 430,000 1,160,000 Nyiha, Tanzania Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 17.00 % -
 Nyika, Tanzania 38,000 38,000 Nyika, Tanzania Islam 10.00 % 0.20 % -
Ongamo, Ngasa 8,200 8,200 Ngasa Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.50 %
Pangwa 174,000 174,000 Pangwa Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
 Pare, Asu 952,000 952,000 Asu Islam 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Pimbwe 81,000 81,000 Pimbwe Christianity 80.00 % 0.05 % -
Pogoro 515,000 515,000 Pogolo Christianity 83.00 % 13.00 % -
 Portuguese 1,300 17,753,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Punjabi 68,000 2,057,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Rangi 681,000 681,000 Langi Islam 20.00 % 7.00 % -
Rombo Unknown Unknown Rombo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Rufiji 557,000 557,000 Rufiji Islam 9.00 % 1.50 % -
Rungwa 50,000 50,000 Rungwa Christianity 74.00 % 0.10 % -
Safwa 440,000 440,000 Safwa Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 %
Sagara 220,000 220,000 Sagala Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 11.00 % -
 Sandawe 76,000 76,000 Sandawe Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Sangu 209,000 209,000 Sangu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Segeju 20,000 21,000 Segeju Islam 0.03 % 0.02 %
Shambala 1,239,000 1,239,000 Shambala Islam 45.00 % 14.00 % -
Shirazi 644,000 644,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 12 
 Soga 5,500 3,710,000 Soga Christianity 86.00 % 11.00 % -
 Somali 68,000 22,923,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Suba-Simbiti 149,000 149,000 Suba-Simbiti Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 % -
Subi, Sinja 426,000 426,000 Shubi Christianity 92.00 % 18.00 % -
 Sukuma 9,878,000 9,880,000 Sukuma Christianity 50.00 % 12.00 % -
Sumbwa 531,000 531,000 Sumbwa Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 5.00 % -
 Swahili 760,000 1,772,000 Swahili Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 15 
 Swahili, Pemba 2,900 2,900 Swahili Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Swahili, Tumbatu 85,000 85,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Swahili, Zanzibari 14,000 62,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Taveta 6,800 33,000 Taveta Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Temi 55,000 55,000 Temi Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Tongwe 60,000 60,000 Tongwe Islam 20.00 % 1.10 % -
Turu, Nyaturu 1,059,000 1,059,000 Nyaturu Christianity 82.00 % 16.00 % -
Tutsi 94,000 3,675,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 % -
 Va-Ma'a 65,000 65,000 Mbugu Islam 10.00 % 3.50 % -
 Vidunda 12,000 12,000 Vidunda Christianity 90.00 % 8.00 % -
Vinza 28,000 28,000 Vinza Islam 40.00 % 0.10 % -
Vunjo 681,000 681,000 Vunjo Christianity 93.00 % 15.00 % -
Wanda 67,000 67,000 Wanda Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Wanji 50,000 50,000 Vwanji Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 12.00 % -
Yao, Christian 93,000 532,000 Yao Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
 Yao, Muslim 615,000 2,845,000 Yao Islam 2.00 % 1.20 % 12 
Zanaki 172,000 172,000 Zanaki Christianity 80.00 % 19.00 % -
 Zaramo 1,251,000 1,251,000 Zaramo Islam 3.00 % 2.00 % 25 
 Zigua 808,000 809,000 Zigula Islam 9.00 % 5.00 % -
 Zinza 384,000 384,000 Zinza Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 % -
Zyoba 6,600 6,600 Joba Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % -
  Totals:  154 59,031,000       30   51.62 % 11.22 % 116 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 60,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 59,091,000                

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Population
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Unreached
Districts
Country:   59,031,000 154 30 19.5 % 5,764,000 9.8 % 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 New Testament
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
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 1 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: 140 154 30   44 54 68 95 15

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.2 %)
51.6 %
Ethnic Religions
17.1 %
Hinduism
1.0 %
Islam
29.4 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
9.1 %
Independent
3.4 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
31.6 %
Roman Catholic
55.7 %
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 154
Unreached People Groups 30  (19.5%)
Population 59,031,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Population in Unreached 5,764,000  (9.8%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 116
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 51.6%
Percent Evangelical 11.2%
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 11,806,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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