Country: Tanzania

Number of People Groups

154

People Groups Unreached

30 (19.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

59,032,000

Population in Unreached

5,707,000 (9.7%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

51.6%

% Evangelical

11.11%

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 56,000 56,000 Alagwa Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 1
 Arab 64,000 403,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.60 % 1
Assa 700 700 Maasai Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Bajuni 23,000 210,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bemba 5,300 5,253,000 Bemba Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Bembe 900 547,000 Bembe Christianity 85.00 % 17.00 % -
 Bena 1,238,000 1,238,000 Bena Christianity 96.00 % 17.00 % -
Bende 53,000 53,000 Bende Islam 45.00 % 1.40 % -
Bondei 98,000 98,000 Bondei Islam 32.00 % 10.00 % -
 British 9,200 52,309,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Bungu 99,000 99,000 Bungu Christianity 80.00 % 0.00 % -
Burungi 38,000 38,000 Burunge Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Chagga 1,147,000 1,166,000 Mochi Christianity 93.00 % 15.00 % -
Dabida Taita 27,000 365,000 Dawida Christianity 68.00 % 11.00 % -
Datooga 14,000 14,000 Datooga Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
 Datooga, Barabaig 169,000 169,000 Datooga Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.00 % -
 Deaf 591,000 46,464,000 Tanzanian Sign Language Christianity 54.07 % -
Dhaiso 9,600 9,600 Dhaiso Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Doe 66,000 66,000 Doe Islam 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Fipa 355,000 355,000 Fipa Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
 French 2,700 50,089,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ganda, Luganda 58,000 8,355,000 Ganda Christianity 80.00 % 13.00 % -
 German 13,000 65,388,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
Gogo 2,526,000 2,526,000 Gogo Christianity 79.00 % 19.00 % -
Goroa, Fiome 98,000 98,000 Gorowa Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 % -
 Greek 34,000 10,823,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 493,000 2,339,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.50 % 0.10 % 10
 Gujarati Creole 84,000 86,000 Cutchi-Swahili Islam 3.00 % 0.10 % 2
 Gusii 600 2,741,000 Ekegusii Christianity 75.00 % 40.00 % -
Gweno 3,800 3,800 Gweno Christianity 95.00 % 13.00 % -
Ha 1,899,000 1,899,000 Ha Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Hadzabi 1,200 1,200 Hadza Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.90 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 102,000 867,109,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 4.00 % -
Hangaza 413,000 413,000 Hangaza Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % -
Haya, Ziba 2,245,000 2,348,000 Haya Christianity 81.00 % 21.00 % -
 Hehe 1,413,000 1,413,000 Hehe Christianity 96.00 % 20.00 % -
Hima 14,000 3,759,000 Nyankore Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 % -
 Hindi 68,000 1,449,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
Hutu, Rundi 640,000 10,703,000 Rundi Christianity 97.00 % 20.00 % -
 Hutu, Rwandese 51,000 11,755,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 95.00 % 17.00 % -
Ikizu 94,000 94,000 Ikizu Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 4.00 % -
Ikoma, Nata 60,000 60,000 Ikoma-Nata-Isenye Christianity 95.00 % 15.00 % -
Iramba, Nyilamba 802,000 802,000 Nilamba Christianity 55.00 % 11.00 % -
 Iraqw, Mbulu 865,000 865,000 Iraqw Ethnic Religions 41.00 % 12.00 % -
Isanzu 89,000 89,000 Isanzu Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 10.00 % -
Jew, Swahili Speaking 400 400 Swahili Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jita 347,000 347,000 Jita Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 8.00 % -
Kabwa 20,000 20,000 Kabwa Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kachchi, Asian 68,000 157,000 Kacchi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Kagulu, Northern Sagara 393,000 393,000 Kagulu Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
Kahe 7,400 7,400 Kahe Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kalanga 16,000 1,106,000 Kalanga Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Kamba 12,000 4,850,000 Kamba Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 % -
Kami 31,000 31,000 Kami Islam 5.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Kara, Regi 237,000 237,000 Kara Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kerewe 275,000 275,000 Kerewe Christianity 95.00 % 14.00 % -
 Kikuyu 26,000 10,254,000 Gikuyu Christianity 88.00 % 15.00 % -
Kimbu, Yanzi 215,000 215,000 Kimbu Christianity 75.00 % 13.00 % -
Kinga 248,000 248,000 Kinga Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
Kisankasa 13,000 13,000 Kisankasa Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Kisi 34,000 34,000 Kisi Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 10.00 % -
Konongo 140,000 140,000 Konongo Christianity 71.00 % 13.00 % -
 Kuria 721,000 1,043,000 Kuria Christianity 76.00 % 15.00 % -
Kutu 124,000 124,000 Kutu Islam 3.00 % 2.00 % 2
Kwaya 193,000 193,000 Kwaya Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 9.00 % -
 Kwere 277,000 277,000 Kwere Islam 22.00 % 8.00 % -
 Lambya, Rambia 110,000 200,000 Lambya Christianity 97.00 % 13.00 % -
Luguru, Ruguru 1,295,000 1,295,000 Luguru Christianity 61.00 % 14.00 % -
 Luo 230,000 5,251,000 Dholuo Christianity 96.00 % 15.00 % -
 Maasai 389,000 1,485,000 Maasai Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 % -
 Maasai, Arusha 283,000 283,000 Maasai Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 % -
 Maasai, Baraguyu 714,000 714,000 Maasai Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 % -
Machambe 700,000 700,000 Machame Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 % -
 Machinga 99,000 99,000 Machinga Islam 13.00 % 2.00 % -
Magoma 16,000 16,000 Magoma Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Makonde 1,770,000 2,314,000 Makonde Islam 9.00 % 6.00 % -
 Makua, Makhuwa-Meetto 642,000 1,873,000 Makhuwa-Meetto Islam 8.00 % 4.00 % -
 Makwe 18,000 69,000 Makwe Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
Malila 115,000 115,000 Malila Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 % -
 Mambwe-Lungu 548,000 915,000 Mambwe-Lungu Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 14.00 % -
Manda 40,000 40,000 Manda Christianity 90.00 % 11.00 % -
Matengo 413,000 417,000 Matengo Christianity 80.00 % 14.00 % -
 Matumbi 267,000 267,000 Matumbi Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 5
Mbugwe 46,000 46,000 Mbugwe Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
Mbunga 80,000 80,000 Mbunga Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Meru, Rwo 248,000 248,000 Rwa Christianity 94.00 % 18.00 % -
 Mijikenda, Digo 243,000 631,000 Chidigo Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 5
Mpoto, Nyasa 88,000 88,000 Mpoto Christianity 70.00 % 13.00 % -
 Mwera 866,000 866,000 Mwera Islam 31.00 % 9.00 % -
 Mwera, Nyasa 10,000 10,000 Mwera Islam 25.00 % 6.00 % -
Ndali 413,000 516,000 Ndali Christianity 55.00 % 14.00 % -
 Ndamba 151,000 151,000 Ndamba Christianity 85.00 % 11.00 % -
Ndendeule 189,000 189,000 Ndendeule Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 8.00 % -
 Ndengereko 207,000 207,000 Ndengereko Islam 2.00 % 0.70 % 4
Ndonde Hamba 25,000 25,000 Ndonde Hamba Islam 10.00 % 1.00 % -
Ngindo 607,000 607,000 Ngindo Islam 22.00 % 3.00 % -
Ngoni 468,000 579,000 Ngoni Christianity 90.00 % 17.00 % -
Nguruimi 92,000 92,000 Ngoreme Christianity 85.00 % 15.00 % -
Nguu 364,000 364,000 Ngulu Islam 15.00 % 4.00 % -
Nindi 200 200 Nindi Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nyakyusa, Ngonde 1,413,000 1,610,000 Nyakyusa-Ngonde Christianity 91.00 % 19.00 % -
Nyambo, Ragwe 710,000 710,000 Nyambo Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 12.00 % -
 Nyamwanga 240,000 479,000 Nyamwanga Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 % -
 Nyamwezi, Nyanyembe 1,728,000 1,728,000 Nyamwezi Islam 34.00 % 8.00 % -
 Nyanja, Chewa 46,000 12,850,000 Chichewa Christianity 88.00 % 14.00 % -
 Nyankore 20,000 414,000 Nyankore Christianity 87.00 % 14.00 % -
 Nyiha, Tanzania 426,000 1,150,000 Nyiha, Tanzania Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 17.00 % -
 Nyika, Tanzania 37,000 37,000 Nyika, Tanzania Islam 10.00 % 0.20 % -
Ongamo, Ngasa 8,100 8,100 Ngasa Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.50 % 1
Pangwa 172,000 172,000 Pangwa Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
 Pare, Asu 943,000 943,000 Asu Islam 40.00 % 12.00 % -
Pimbwe 80,000 80,000 Pimbwe Christianity 80.00 % 0.05 % -
Pogoro 510,000 510,000 Pogolo Christianity 83.00 % 13.00 % -
 Portuguese 1,300 17,682,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Punjabi 68,000 2,050,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Rangi 674,000 674,000 Langi Islam 20.00 % 7.00 % -
Rombo Unknown Unknown Rombo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Rufiji 552,000 552,000 Rufiji Islam 9.00 % 1.50 % -
Rungwa 50,000 50,000 Rungwa Christianity 74.00 % 0.10 % -
Safwa 435,000 435,000 Safwa Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 9
Sagara 218,000 218,000 Sagala Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 11.00 % -
 Sandawe 75,000 75,000 Sandawe Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Sangu 207,000 207,000 Sangu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Segeju 19,000 20,000 Segeju Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
Shambala 1,227,000 1,227,000 Shambala Islam 45.00 % 14.00 % -
Shirazi 638,000 638,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
 Soga 5,400 3,672,000 Soga Christianity 86.00 % 11.00 % -
 Somali 68,000 22,706,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Suba-Simbiti 148,000 148,000 Suba-Simbiti Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 % -
Subi, Sinja 421,000 421,000 Shubi Christianity 92.00 % 18.00 % -
 Sukuma 9,779,000 9,781,000 Sukuma Christianity 50.00 % 12.00 % -
Sumbwa 526,000 526,000 Sumbwa Ethnic Religions 32.00 % 5.00 % -
 Swahili 752,000 1,756,000 Swahili Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 15
 Swahili, Pemba 2,900 2,900 Swahili Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Swahili, Tumbatu 84,000 84,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Swahili, Zanzibari 13,000 61,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Taveta 6,700 33,000 Taveta Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Temi 54,000 54,000 Temi Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Tongwe 59,000 59,000 Tongwe Islam 20.00 % 1.10 % -
Turu, Nyaturu 1,048,000 1,048,000 Nyaturu Christianity 82.00 % 16.00 % -
Tutsi 93,000 3,640,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 % -
 Va-Ma'a 64,000 64,000 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 674,000 674,000 Vunjo Christianity 93.00 % 15.00 % -
Wanda 66,000 66,000 Wanda Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Wanji 50,000 50,000 Vwanji Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 12.00 % -
Yao, Christian 92,000 527,000 Yao Christianity 94.00 % 4.00 % -
 Yao, Muslim 609,000 2,817,000 Yao Islam 2.00 % 1.20 % 12
Zanaki 170,000 170,000 Zanaki Christianity 80.00 % 19.00 % -
 Zaramo 1,238,000 1,238,000 Zaramo Islam 3.00 % 2.00 % 25
 Zigua 800,000 801,000 Zigula Islam 9.00 % 5.00 % -
 Zinza 380,000 380,000 Zinza Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 3.00 % -
Zyoba 6,600 6,600 Joba Christianity 90.00 % 14.00 % -
  Totals:  154 59,032,000       30   51.65 % 11.11 % 122 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 59,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 59,091,000                

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Country:   59,032,000 154 30 19.5 % 5,707,000 9.7 % 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 Bible Portions
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 Bible Portions
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 Complete Bible
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 Bible Portions
Mbugu mhd 1 0
Mbugwe mgz 1 0 Bible Portions
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 Bible Portions
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 New Testament
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 69 96 15

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.1 %)
51.6 %
Ethnic Religions
17.0 %
Hinduism
1.0 %
Islam
29.4 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.5 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
9.0 %
Independent
3.3 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
31.3 %
Roman Catholic
55.2 %
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 59,032,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.1%
Population in Unreached 5,707,000  (9.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 122
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 51.6%
Percent Evangelical 11.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 32%
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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