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    Tanzania People - 1989

      Population: 25,206,263 (July 1989), growth rate 3.3% (1989)

      Birth rate: 50 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 16 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: - 1 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 109 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 49 years male, 54 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 7.1 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: noun--Tanzanian(s); adjective--Tanzanian

      Ethnic divisions: mainland--99% native African consisting of well over 100 tribes; 1% Asian, European, and Arab

      Religion: mainland--33% Christian, 33% Muslim, 33% indigenous beliefs; Zanzibar--almost all Muslim

      Language: Swahili and English (official); English primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education; Swahili widely understood and generally used for communication between ethnic groups; first language of most people is one of the local languages; primary education is generally in Swahili

      Literacy: 79%

      Labor force: 732,200 wage earners; 90% agriculture, 10% industry and commerce (1986 est.)

      Organized labor: 15% of labor force

      NOTE: The information regarding Tanzania on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tanzania People 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tanzania People 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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