East African ǀ African

Shaaban bin Selemani - DNA Consultants

Photo: David Gulpilil, the star of Walkabout, was born in the Northern Territory. Photo by Stephen Michael Barnett, Wikimedia Commons.

Tanzania is a country in East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south. The name “Tanzania” was created as a clipped compound of the names of the two states that unified to create the country: Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The national `language is `Swahili. Tanzania is mountainous and densely forested in the northeast, where Mount Kilimanjaro is located. Three of Africa’s Great Lakes are partly within Tanzania.

The Tanzanian data is from two hundred and seventy-two saliva samples gathered from unrelated healthy student or employee volunteers at Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania during the summer of 2003.

Photo: Shaaban-bin-Selemani, Tanzanian national poet and Poet Laureate of Swahili.

Source publication: AMPFlSTR Identifiler STR Allele Frequencies in Tanzania, Africa, JFS, 2008, pp245-247.

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