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Tanga ethnic groups are Sambaa, Zigua, Bondei and Digo. These are the main ethnic groups in Tanga Region in terms of their numbers. nbsp;The Sambaa are the largest ethnic group in the region, and are the main ethnic group in the mountains and lowland Muheza.
In terms of ethnic composition, Lushoto and Handeni have the most homogenous population while Muheza, Korogwe, Tanga and Pangani feature a very heterogenous tribal composition where no single ethnic group accounts for more than 20% of the total district population.
Tanga Main ethnic Groups
The main ethnic groups in terms of their numbers are Sambaa, Zigua, Bondei and Digo. Sambaa are the main ethnic group in the Usambara Mountains and low lands of Muheza, in Korogwe and Lushoto they account for nearly 40% of the region’s total population. The Zigua are the main ethnic group in Handeni district and partially Korogwe and Pangani districts, while Bondei are mainly in Muheza district and part of Pangani.
Digo are the main ethnic group in Tanga district and part of Muheza district. Both Bondei and Digo depend on livestock keeping and fishing along the coast. There are other small ethnic groups such as Segeju, Duruma, Mbugu and Pare. Asians and Europeans mostly occupying the urban centres in the region, account for a very small population.
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