The Isanzu live in a hilly area scattered with large boulders and rock formations in the north of Tanzania. They are primarily farmers of maize, millet, and sorghum. The rivers in the area are seasonal, so they have difficulty procuring enough water during the dry season.
Education is something the people strongly value, and most children go to school. The Lutheran Church is the dominant Christian presence in the area. Their missionaries first arrived in 1930. Currently the Lutheran Church in the area is run totally by local pastors. There are also small numbers of Pentecostal, Anglican, and Roman Catholic Christians. Although about half of the Isanzu claim affiliation with the church, it is estimated that at least half of them are nominal believers only. The local traditional religion still is adhered to by about half the population. A very small percentage of the Isanzu are Muslim.
* Scripture Prayers for the Isanzu in Tanzania.
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|People Name General||Isanzu|
|People Name in Country||Isanzu|
|Population this Country||90,000|
|Population all Countries||90,000|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Singida region: Iramba district. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 10.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
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