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Religion of Tanzania




Tanzania has been a place of people of many culture and religion from many countries. Tanzania Religion has its roots in earlier times. Almost one-third of the Tanzanian people are Muslims. Another one third are Christians and the remaining one third follow religions of different kind. Some rural people in Tanzania are believers of animistic religion. Religion in Tanzania is multifaceted. The Muslims in Tanzania are descendants of Aga Khan's spiritual leadership. There are sprouts of Jainism, Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, too.

Though the constitution offers freedom of religion, in reality, there are some shortcomings observed. Fundamentalists are also there. Tanzanian culture is highly influenced by Tanzanian Religion. Zanzibar in Tanzania has got more hold of Muslims. Almost 99 percent of the population there are Muslims. Clashes and tensions between Christianity and Muslim culture are always there. It has its fatal effects in schools, colleges, offices, business places, even in places of travel, too.

Missionaries have to get the permission to preach in Tanzania. In Tanzania Religion, people of any religion are permitted to leave the country for religious practices and pilgrimages. Many organizations have been found to enforce the rituals and procreate the same among own and different culture, too. Though, tourism in Tanzania has shaded the country with the touch of global openness, concept of secularism in actual is far away.




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