Shirazi in Tanzania

The Shirazi have only been reported in Tanzania
Population
620,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-01-31
People Name General Shirazi
People Name in Country Shirazi
Population in Tanzania 620,000
World Population 620,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 14915
ROP3 Code 108953
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread. Formerly Zanzibar, coastal areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 33  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread. Formerly Zanzibar, coastal areas..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Swahili (620,000 speakers)
Language Code swh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Swahili
Primary Language Swahili (620,000 speakers)
Language Code swh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Swahili

Primary Language:  Swahili

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1868-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1879-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1891-2009)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
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 The Hope Video
Film / Video Walk with Jesus (Africa, JFP)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Swahili Union Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Swahili, Common Language Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Swahili, Common Language Bible with DCs
Primary Religion: Islam
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Anonymous  
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