Other Faiths

Other Faiths in Tanzania

In addition to Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism, Uganda is home to various other faiths and religious practices, reflecting its rich cultural and religious diversity.

More than 10 faiths

It’s important to note that Tanzania’s religious landscape is dynamic and characterized by religious pluralism. People from various faiths coexist and contribute to the country’s cultural and social diversity. While Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism are the largest religious groups, a wide array of belief systems and spiritual practices enrich the tapestry of faith in Tanzania.

Major Religions in Tanzania

Indigenous African Religions

Traditional indigenous African religions are practiced by various ethnic groups in Tanzania. These belief systems often involve the worship of ancestors, spirits, and natural forces. Practices and rituals vary among different ethnic communities.


Tanzania has a small Sikh community, and there are Sikh temples (Gurdwaras) in some areas. Sikhs are followers of Sikhism, a monotheistic religion that originated in the Indian subcontinent.


While Buddhism is not a major religion in Tanzania, there may be individuals or small communities who practice Buddhism. This could be due to personal beliefs or connections with the global Buddhist community.

Various New Religious Movements

Like many other countries, Tanzania may have adherents of various new religious movements or spiritual practices. These can range from syncretic belief systems to movements inspired by modern spiritual leaders.


Similarly, Jainism, an ancient Indian religion, may have a limited presence in Tanzania. Jains follow the teachings of Lord Mahavira and adhere to principles such as non-violence and non-attachment.

Bahá'í Faith

The Bahá’í Faith has a presence in Tanzania, with followers participating in religious and community activities. The Bahá’í Faith is a monotheistic religion that emphasizes the unity of all people and religions.