• PEOPLE NAME: COASTAL SWAHILI OF TANZANIA

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Swahili

Language: Swahili (individual language) - (swh)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Tanzania

Also found in: Burundi; Canada; Comoros; Congo (Kinshasa); Kenya; Mayotte; Mozambique; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; Somalia; Sudan; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; United States; Zambia

Population: 954,000

Global Population: 1,496,600


PEID: 15047

ROP: 109644

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Coastal Swahili of Tanzania, numbering 954,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Swahili people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,496,600 in 17 countries. Their primary language is Swahili (individual language). The primary religion practiced by the Coastal Swahili is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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