Zanaki people

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The Zanaki are an ethnic and linguistic group from the heart of Mara Region, Tanzania, to the east of Lake Victoria.[1] In 1987 the Zanaki population was estimated to number 62,000.[2] The group is subdivided into the Birus and the Buturis.[1]

Julius Nyerere (1922–1999), the founder and first president of Tanzania was a Zanaki and was the son of King Burito Nyerere (1860–1942), who was chief of the Zanaki,[3] the grandson is today the Prince Kevin Kiboko Nyerere.

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