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The Tanzanian Diaspora is a generic term to describe the people who migrated from territories that are currently outside the borders of the United Republic of Tanzania, and It also refers to their descendants. The Tanzanian Diaspora abroad, consists of people of Tanzania origin and non-resident Tanzanian residing outside the country. Although It is not well documented, because of non – coordination between the Government and the Diasporas, but the Diaspora of Tanzania abroad, account for significant share of the country GDP. Similarly, the contribution of the Diaspora in terms of skills, expertise and transfer of knowledge to Tanzania is invaluable though this potential is not yet fully developed or harnessed.
The Diaspora is currently estimated to number over two million and estimate remittances of over $1billion USD per annum supporting families, friends and investment to their motherland.


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