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Ethnic Group of Kilimanjaro – Chaggas

One of the largest ethnic groups in Tanzania that live on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro are the Chaggas. If you are climbing on the mountain, your guides and porters are most likely going to be from the Chaggas ethnic group, although now different ethnic groups are starting to filter into the region in search of work.

The Chaggas are some of the most educated, wealthy, Tanzanians and many of them are considered businessmen – and hence have moved to Arusha, Moshi and Dar es Salaam. They are primarily involved with coffee, tourism, trading and farming on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

For more details, check out Wikipedia’s perspective on the Chaggas

By Peter Baxter | Permalink | No Comments | July 17th, 2006
Tags: Chaggas, History and Facts
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