Pray for: Tanzania

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Dodoma (official); Dar es Salaam (de facto)
Population: 61,498,438
% Urban: 36 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 43.8 %
Official Language: Swahili, English; 2% speak only Swahili and no local African language
Languages: 127
Literacy Rate: 80 %
HDI Ranking: 163 / 189
% Christian: 54.1 %
% Evangelical: 17.9 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 54.1 %
People Groups: 156
Least Reached People Groups: 31
% Unevangelized: 14 %

Tanzania

Title: Tanzania

Tier: 1

Type: country

Tanzania remains an “island of peace” amidst troubled nations. It shelters over a million refugees who flee violence in their own lands, and serves as a base for Christian ministry in the region. Still, witchcraft mixes in with both Christianity and Islam in Tanzania. Spiritual superstition and occultism have great costs, and often lead to sexual abuse or even death for victims of these practices. Pray the government will be bold to confront evil, and wise to bring community harmony and religious freedom.

Tanzania

Title: Tanzania

Tier: 1

Type: country

The evangelical population grew from 2.4 million in 1990 to over 9 million in 2020, in mainline Churches (Lutheran, Anglican), in Pentecostal denominations and in African Initiated Churches. New church-planting agencies came about since the 1980s, as did partnerships between nationals and expatriate missionaries. Praise God that the commitment to plant new churches and to reach the unevangelized peoples of Tanzania bore good fruit in recent years among both animists and Muslims!

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.