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Tanzania History & Culture | National Identity

Tanzania National IdentityThe current population is approximately 39 million comprised of indigenous people, Pakistani, Indian, Arab and European populations. There are 120 distinct ethnic groups, each with its own language and culture. Kiswahili, a coastal Bantu language, is the official national language, a significant unifying factor in this diverse population. This common language has greatly facilitated communication between all populations and has clearly been a major contributing influence to the country's political stability.

Tanzania is the only country in Africa to have never experienced civil war.

Julius Nyerere laid the foundation for Tanzania's democratic socialism. Its cornerstone is ujamaa, the traditional understanding of extended family responsibility. More than an economic theory, ujamaa embraces the values of kinship extending beyond the particular identity of ethnicity.


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