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Dhaiso in Tanzania



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,600 Dhaiso Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % No No   

Dhaiso in Tanzania

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Introduction / History
The Dhaiso live in the lush, tropical foothills of the Usambara Mountains in the northeastern corner of Tanzania. Most are farmers and are able to grow a wide variety of foods and spices such as cocoa beans, coconut, cassava, black pepper, and cinnamon. All of the Dhaiso are followers of the Muslim religion.

The Dhaiso are small in number and live peacefully in close proximity to many other people groups. A number have intermarried with people of other languages. Due to this need for a language of wider communication, the Dhaiso are very fluent in Swahili, the national language and the language of trade along the coast. They use Swahili almost to the exclusion of Dhaiso, their mother tongue. In fact for many, Swahili is their mother tongue. This is all to say that the Dhaiso are in the process of losing their original language and much of the accompanying culture and traditions. Their unique cultural identity is being lost.

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Country: Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Region: East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Tanga region: Muheza district, east Usambara mountains, Bwiti and Magati villages.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Dhaiso
People Name General: Dhaiso
Alternate People Names:
Daiso
ROP3 Code: 114850
Joshua Project People ID: 18897
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,600
Population all Countries: 9,600
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, East-Coastal
People Name General: Dhaiso
Ethnic Code: NAB57j
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Language
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Primary Language: Dhaiso
Language Code (ISO): dhs    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Swahili (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions4.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam95.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant35.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic65.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Dhaiso in Tanzania

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