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Exploring the 5 Largest Tribes in Tanzania

December 22, 2016 at 01:15 pm | Uncategorized

Fredrick Ngugi

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

December 22, 2016 at 01:15 pm | Uncategorized

Haya Tribe. Photo Credit: Viral Decay

Tanzania is blessed with many great wonders, but one thing that makes it uniquely popular is its cultural diversity. The East African nation is estimated to have 125 ethnic groups, each of which has its own distinct ways of life and it’s the most linguistically diverse country in the region with more than 100 different languages spoken.  All four of Africa’s language families: Bantu, Cushitic, Nilotic, and Khoisan are spoken in Tanzania.

The country is home to three of Africa’s Great Lakes including the continent’s largest and deepest lakes, Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika which are known for their unique species of fish.

Out of the country’s 125 ethnic groups, 99 percent of them are of African descent, with small numbers of Arab, European, and Asian descendents.

Here are the top five largest tribes in Tanzania.

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