Winter Blogging Challenge

Uncommonly known things about Tanzania


๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Nobody says hakuna matata like people think we do.. We just don’t.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟJambo is a greeting that is famous in the army, not in the streets

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟWe have 120+ tribes but are united by Swahili

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟWe have had presidents from the same party since independent.. Except the party changed its name after independence but still its the party that helped in bringing independence.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟChipsi Mayai is ‘almost’ the national dish. It is famously available in all streets.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟOur country played a role in bringing independence to many African countries.. Thanks to Nyerere, father of the Nation.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟWe have lake Ngozi, which is shaped like a map of Africa.. I went there, it was breathtakingly beautiful.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟMost of us are multilingual.. You either speak tribal language and Swahili, or tribal language, Swahili, English and etc.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟOur flag doesn’t have red because we didn’t fight to gain independence. To this day they say if you want to win in an argument or court, don’t let a Tanzanian speak, she/he will win over you.

Also Read : Things to do in Tanzania

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟWe have 1 famous national anthem, but 2 more that praise Tanzania, and so we also consider them as national anthems, when I was in school each day at school parade had its own song.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟThe word Tanzania is a combination of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.. To this day we still celebrate the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar to form the united republic of Tanzania.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟWe are a peaceful country, however in history, we once went to war with Uganda, and we won.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟWe have bongo flava, our very own music style.

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟDar es Salaam is the largest Swahili speaking city in the world.

Here are some more that I found on the internet: Safari Drive – Amazing facts about Tanzania

Tanzania Odyssey : Fascinating facts


24, proud Tanzanian, bookworm, beach lover, loud laugher,conversationalist, deep thinker, public foodie, authentic writer and globetrotter.


June 24, 2019 at 11:33 am

I thought “Hakuna matata” was your thing ๐Ÿ˜‚. Kudzidza hakuperi (you learn something new everyday)

    June 24, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Ask every Swahili speaker am telling you, they be like, ‘ I hate it when I tell people I am Tanzanian, and they respond with Hakuna Matata, we don’t even say that word In Tanzania’๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    June 24, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Who ever painted that image for us, destroyed our first encounter with foreigners๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.. We are just tired

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