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Ozana is 13 years old and lives in Tanzania.
Ozana lives with her mother. Ozana's mother is Sometimes Employed. Her occupation is Merchant / Seller. Ozana has 1 sibling living in the household. Ozana helps with the following duties at home: Carries Water and Running Errands. Ozana's favourite activities and interests include: Ball Games, Dolls, Group Games, Hide and Seek, Play House, and Running. Activities that Ozana enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church and Bible Class. At the compassion centre Ozana's favourite activities are: Learning about God and Listening to Bible Stories. Ozana attends school. She is in the equivalent of grade 7. Ozana's favourite subject is Math. Her performance in school is Average. Ozana's family lives in the area of Kibirizi Community in Tanzania.
As East Africa's largest country, Tanzania displays great diversity, including a low-lying coastal belt, a highland plateau populated by rich wildlife reserves, and the island of Zanzibar, a former spice centre. It is home to Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, as well as the famed Serengeti National Park. Animal life is abundant thanks to the historically low levels of human settlement.
Tanzania is a mostly agricultural country with wide plains and vast plateaus peppered with the huge craters and volcanoes of the Great Rift Valley. Major industries include cotton, coffee, diamond and gold mining, textiles, cement and tourism. Swahili and English are the official languages of Tanzania's more than 120 ethnic groups, about half of which are Christian and a third Islamic.
As of a thousand years ago, Tanzania was inhabited by a mix of Bantu, Arab and Indian peoples. The Portuguese arrived in the 15th century but were driven out by the Arabs of Zanzibar in the 1700s. German colonists first arrived in the late 19th century and established a colony that was later captured by the British during World War I. Known as Tanganyika, after WWII, the territory came under the trust of the UN and finally achieved independence in 1961. In 1964 it unified with Zanzibar and changed its name to Tanzania.
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