• 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

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: 895,000

Global Population: 1,421,150


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 895,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Swahili people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,421,150 in 17 countries. Their primary language is Swahili (individual language). The primary religion practiced by the Coastal Swahili is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.


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