Tanzania, United Republic of

Population: 36,232,074

Languages: Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguju (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages

Background: Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and...

Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS, No information)

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Related Links

 · CIA World Factbook: Tanzania, United Republic of
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Tanzania, United Republic of
 · BBC Country profile: Tanzania, United Republic of