You are on page 1of 2

Life Style Of Tanzania

According to the 2012 census, the total population was 44,928,923. The under 15
age group represented 44.1% of the population.
The population distribution in Tanzania is extremely uneven. Most people live on
the northern border or the eastern coast, with much of the remainder of the country
being sparsely populated.
Current statistics on religion are unavailable because religious surveys were
eliminated from government census reports after 1967. Religious leaders and
sociologists estimate that Muslim and Christian communities are approximately
equal in size, each accounting for 30 to 40% of the population, with the remainder
consisting of practitioners of other faiths, indigenous religions, and people of "no
Over 100 different languages are spoken in Tanzania, making it the most
linguistically diverse country in East Africa.[1] Among the languages spoken in
Tanzania are all four of Africa's language families: Bantu, Cushitic, Nilotic, and
Khoisan.[1] Swahili and English are Tanzania's official languages.
Based on 2012 data, the literacy rate in Tanzania for persons aged 15 and over is
estimated to be 67.8%.[151] Education is compulsory until children reach age 15.
[152] In 2010, 74.1% of children age 5 to 14 years were attending school.[152]
The primary school completion rate was 80.8% in 2012.
Malaria in Tanzania causes death and disease and has a "huge economic impact".
[155]:page 13 There were approximately 11.5 million cases of clinical malaria in
2008.[155]:page 12 In 200708, malaria prevalence among children aged 6 months
to 5 years was highest in the Kagera Region (41.1%) on the western shore of Lake
Victoria and lowest in the Arusha Region (0.1%).

The music of Tanzania includes traditional African music, string-based taarab, and
a distinctive hip hop known as bongo flava. Famous taarab singers include Abbasi
Mzee, Culture Musical Club, Shakila of Black Star Musical Group. Internationally
known traditional artists include Bi Kidude, Hukwe Zawose, and Tatu Nane.
Tanzania also has its own distinct African rumba music, termed muziki wa dansi
("dance music");
Tanzania's literary culture is primarily oral.[127]:page 68 Major oral literary forms
include folktales, poems, riddles, proverbs, and songs.
One of Tanzania's, and other parts of eastern Africa's, most common dishes is
Ugali. It is usually composed of corn and is similar in consistency to a stiff paste or
porridge, giving it its second name of corn meal porridge. Mixtures of cassava and
millet flours are locally used for ugali. Rice and cooked green bananas are also
important staples.
Football is very popular throughout the country.[161] The most popular
professional football clubs in Dar es Salaam are the Young Africans F.C. and
Simba S.C.The Tanzania Football Federation is the governing body for football in
the country.Other popular sports include netball, boxing, volleyball, athletics, and
Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. Tanzania's population of
51.82 million (2014)[14] is diverse, composed of several ethnic, linguistic, and
religious groups. Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic, and since 1996,
its official capital has been Dodoma, where the President's Office, the National
Assembly, and some government ministries are located