Historically, Dodoma was a stop over on the overland caravan route that travelled from the Swahili Coast inland toward Lake Tanganyika. Early in the 20th century, the city became a major point on the Central Line railway, which carried agricultural crops for export to the harbour in Dar es Salaam. The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma
In the uncharted centuries of prehistory, Tanzania is criss-crossed by tribal trade routes linking the Great Lakes (Victoria and Tanganyika) with the coast. These are the same routes along which Arab traders subsequently move inland, searching for slaves and ivory. In a second wave of penetration by outsiders, Europeans use Bagamoyo (opposite Zanzibar) as their starting point for exploration inland. Burton and Speke do so in 1856, as does Stanley in 1871 and again in 1874. But the most significant visitor to the region turns out to be Karl Peters, a young man with a feverish enthusiasm for the notion of a German empire.
The population in Tanzania is 39,384,223 .
Tanzania has about 120 tribes, most of them belonging to the Bantu people. One of the largest tribes, the Masai, belongs to the Nilotic group.
The Masaai are a Nilotic-speaking tribe (Maasai means 'speaker of the Maa language'). They are a noticeably tall people, often seen wearing traditional clothing and carrying their traditional weapons.
The SOS Children in Tanzania began working in Tanzania in 1988.
Eleven family houses provide a home for 120 children and there are three youth houses, one in the village and two in Zanzibar, for older children and young people. An SOS school (primary and secondary) provides for the children's educational needs as well as those of children in the local community. The charity has also built a nursery and a health care centre which caters for the local population as well as the families in the SOS community. With its sports fields and mosque, the SOS Children's site has become a real neighbourhood centre.
Tanzania has considerable wildlife habitat
Lake Tanganyika is the largest lake in central Africa.
The lake is known for its unique species of fish.
It is the second largest of African lakes, the second deepest and the longest lake of the world
Malcolm X was famous because he became a black nationalist leader. Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City on February 21, 1965 on the first day of National Brotherhood Week.
Fifteen hundred people attended Malcolm's funeral in Harlem on February 27, 1965 at the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ (now Child's Memorial Temple Church of God in Christ).
In Tanzania they speak English and Swahili.
Tanzania is the world's 31st-largest country (it comes after Egypt). It is comparable in size to Nigeria.