Official Name
United Republic of Tanzania, Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
Population Full

47,133,000 (2013 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
English, Swahili
Literacy Rate
68% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese, Rundi (150,000)
General References
Dimmendaal 1989; Nurse and Phillipson 1980; Polomé and Hill 1980; Schadeberg and Bender 1981; Taylor 1962; Whiteley 1969; Willis 1966
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Tanzania is 127. Of these, 125 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 2 are institutional, 18 are developing, 58 are vigorous, 39 are in trouble, and 8 are dying.
See full country report.