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    Tanzania People - 1991

      Population: 26,869,175 (July 1991), growth rate 3.4% (1991)

      Birth rate: 50 births/1,000 population (1991)

      Death rate: 15 deaths/1,000 population (1991)

      Net migration rate: - 1 migrants/1,000 population (1991)

      Infant mortality rate: 105 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)

      Life expectancy at birth: 50 years male, 55 years female (1991)

      Total fertility rate: 7.0 children born/woman (1991)

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

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

      Religion: mainland--Christian 33%, Muslim 33%, indigenous beliefs 33%; 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: 46% (male 62%, female 31%) age 15 and over can read and write (1978)

      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 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tanzania People 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tanzania People 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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