" The Soul of Africa"

People and Society

Population: 51,045,882 people

percent of the world population: 0.73%

number of men to women: 0.99 male(s)/female

Life expectancy: 61.71 years

Birth rate: 36.39/1000 people

Death rate: 8/1000 people

Average age: women: 17.8 years men: 17. 2 years

Life expectancy: 60.34 men years, women: 63.13 years

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Languages Spoken in Tanzania

The language that in most commonly spoken in Tanzania is Kiswahili or Swahili which is the official language. They also speak Kiunguja ( the name for Swahili in Zanzibar). English which is mostly used for commerce, administration, and higher education. Arabic which is mostly spoken in Zanzibar. As well as many other local languages.
4. Swahili - Learning through songs - Jambo Song
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Population Problem

With the population of Tanzania’s being 51,045,882 people only about 26.11 million are currently employed. With their population increasing at a very high rate of 2.79%, which is 14th in the world, the divide between the rich, and the poor is going to increase drastically. The projection for Tanzania’s population is that there will be 53 million Tanzanians in 2018 and 100 million in 2042. More and more people are going to be looking for jobs, but there will not be any. Especially with 67.9% of the Tanzanian population living below the poverty line, there will be a growing pressure on the government to provide more job opportunities for the people of Tanzania, as well as housing for the increasing population. More and more people will be moving into the cities to look for jobs, which can be seen in the cartogram above. The urban areas of Tanzania are going to grow significantly within the next couple of years. The capitol city of Tanzania, Der es Salaam, has been reported to be increasing the most with in the coming years. With that increase The Tanzanian government hopes to seen the emergence of a small, but growing urban middle class, and less of the lower class.

Future World Populations (2050)


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