Culture and Customs of Tanzania

Culture and Customs of Tanzania

Culture and Customs of Tanzania

Culture and Customs of Tanzania

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Tanzania is the largest and most diverse country in East Africa. It is larger than the combined area of its immediate neighbors, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda. Aside from its more than 130 indigenous ethnic groups, it also has a sprinkling of people groups from other parts of the world. Most of its people are practitioners of Christianity, Islam, and various African traditional religions. Yet despite this diversity, Tanzania is one of Africa’s most politically stable countries. How has Tanzania managed to do this? Why is it one of Africa’s fastest growing economies? What do Tanzanians like to eat? What do they do for fun? What music do they like to listen to? What are their family relations like? I explore these and other fascinating aspects of Tanzania in this book.

As my goal is to give you, the reader, a broad overview of the country, I have mainly captured the country’s most important social, cultural, political, economic, historical, and geographic features and illustrated these with a few select examples. While it is not possible to capture the full scope of the country’s immense physical and social diversity in a volume of this size, I trust that you will enjoy reading it.

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