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Mbulu District Council-Manyara, Tanzania

Mbulu District Council is a town in Tanzania and the capital of the Mbulu District. The town is inhabited by the Iraqw people. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mbulu is also in Mbulu.
Mbulu also (known as Imboru among the Iraqw speakers) is the town in Northern Tanzania. The town is the core of minority cushitic speakers (iraqw people) in Tanzania. The town was founded by Germans in 1907 when they colonizes former German East Africa (Tanganyika, Burundi and Rwanda). Mbulu climate favoured Germans, also the hospitality of the indigenous favoured them. Germans were less harsh to the Iraqw people than the rest Tanganyikans. Thus Iraqw were used by Germans on white collar jobs. Today most Afro-German with Tanzanian ancestry are Iraqw from Mbulu. The main economic activities in Mbulu are Agriculture and Trade. Mbulu area is one of the earliest Wheat growing Plantations. During the British regime, Mbulu peasants were able to form trade union, Particularly Mbulu Wheat Growers association (1923). Most Famous people born in Mbulu are:
Herman Sarwatt- The first Non-TANU representative in Independent Tanzania.
Dr. Wilbroad Slaa – Chadema’s presidential candidate who came the second in 2010 Tanzania General Election.
Filbert Bay Sanka – Merlbourne 1971 Gold Medal winner Athlete.
Philip Marmo Sanka – Former Tanzania ambassador, in Beijing China
Mbulu is located in the Mbulu Highlands. The town, also known as Imboru among the Iraqw speakers, is the core of the Iraqw people, who speak a Cushitic language.
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Mbulu was founded by Germans in 1907 when they colonized former German East Africa (Tanganyika, Burundi and Rwanda). Mbulu’s climate favoured Germans, and the hospitality of the indigenous people favoured them. Germans were less harsh to the Iraqw people than to the rest of the Tanganyikans. Thus Iraqw were used by Germans on white-collar jobs. Today most Afro-German with Tanzanian ancestry are Iraqw from Mbulu. During the British regime, Mbulu peasants were able to form trade unions, particularly the Mbulu Wheat Growers association (1923).
The main economic activities in Mbulu are agriculture and trade. Mbulu area is one of the earliest wheat-growing plantations.
 
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