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Tanzania, the East African country that was born from the union on Tanganyika and Zanzibar in 1964, has a Pentecostal history that parallels that of other Sub-Saharan countries insofar as it is characterized by a slow and rocky start, followed by more massive growth in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The first foreign Pentecostal missionaries in Tanganyika whose history is known were Karl and Marian Wittick and Clarence Grothaus. They left Canada as independent missionaries in 1913 and were originally headed for Kenya, but due to opposition against mission…

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Lindhardt, Martin, “Tanzania”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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