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]

Notable people[edit]


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  3. ^ Clagett Taylor, James (1963). The political development of Tanganyika. Stanford University Press. p. 95. ISBN 0-8047-0147-4.
  4. ^ Nkulu, Kiluba L. (2005). Serving the Common Good: A Postcolonial African Perspective on Higher Education. Peter Lang Publishing. p. 63. ISBN 0-8204-7626-9.
  5. ^ Molony 2014, p. 239.