Africancrab in Tanzania; touring Dar-es-Salaam, and enjoying the culture and history of the people
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The word is 'Habari dada'! Can you say that? It means 'how are you sister. How about 'Vipi mambo?' well, that is what's up, or what is going on? how about 'Jambo?' this is the most widely known word to all foreigners who visit or know about Tanzania. It is a greeting , Jambo means hello. The United Republic of Tanzania (jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania) is the largest of the 5 countries that make up East Africa. Composed of 26 regions including the independent region of Zanzibar, the country is based on a socialist system of rule. Many may still refer to Dar-es Salaam as the capital, but the official capital is now Dodoma. From Independence up until 1996, Dar-es-salaam was the capital.
Dar-es-Salaam (Dar) the former capital of Tanzania is also a seaport town that is quite populated, but is not the one place you hear someone planning a holiday too.
The culture of the Tanzanian people is a rich one, and their history is one of the oldest in human habitation. The Tanzanians are a Bantu speaking people, their ancestors brought the language with them from west Africa from whence they migrated thousands of years ago. The economy is mostly agricultural with a few areas where herding is done. Much of the country is christian in religion and the national language is Swahili.
The night life is exciting and fun; there are so many nightclubs and I'm sure they change as frequent as they did when I was last there.
PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can accomplish today!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain