Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:Tanzania

See a list of abbreviations used in this list. See also our listing of current ecclesial jurisdictions.

Regarding Northwestern and Western Tanzania:

1204
Constantinople / Konstantinopolis (Latin Patriarchate from now, de facto established by the Pope through Venice) - (Latin Empire of Constantinople) Turkey
1742
Constantinople / Konstantinopolis (AV, supplanting the Latin Patriarchal vicars / suffragan bishops) - (Ottoman Empire) Turkey
1760
Aleppo [Lat.] (AV, detached from AV Constantinople) - Syria
1817
Vicariate Apostolic of Syria, Egypt, Arabia and Cyprus [Lat.] (AV, reestablished with new name, previously Aleppo) - Syria, Egypt, Arabian Peninsula, Cyprus
1839
Abyssinia [Lat.] (AV, detached from Apostolic Vicariate of Syria, Egypt, Arabia and Cyprus) -Abyssinia
1846
Sudan / Central Africa (AV, detached from Abyssinia AV) - Sudan, etc.
1880
Nyanza (AV, detached from Sudan / Central Africa AV) - Tanzania, etc.
Regarding Zanguebar 1860, and subsequently most of Eastern Tanzania:

1514
Funchal (established by the Portuguese, see footnote) - Portugal
1533
Goa (detached from Funchal) - India
1558
Malacca (detached from Goa) - Malaysia
1712
Islands of the Indian Ocean (AP, detached from Malacca) - Indian Ocean
1818
Bourbon (AP, new name, previously Islands of the Indian Ocean) - Reunion, Indian Ocean, etc.
1850
Saint-Denis-de-La-Réunion (D, and new name, previously Bourbon AP) - Reunion
Regarding Zanzibar and Pemba 1964:

1953
Nairobi (Metr., and new name, previously Zanzibar [a.k.a. Northern Zanzibar] AV) - Kenya
1955
Mombasa and Zanzibar (detached from Nairobi) - Kenya/Tanzania

1860
Zanguebar (AP, detached from Saint-Denis-de-La-Réunion) - (Zanzibar) Tanzania
1880
Tanganyika (APV, detached from Sudan / Central Africa AV) - Tanzania
1880
Victoria-Nyanza (APV, and new name, previously Kasubi [Miss.]) - Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda
1883
Tanganyika (AV) - Tanzania, Congo [Kinshasa]
1883
Victoria Nyanza (AV, new name, previously Nyanza AV) - Tanzania, etc.
1883
Zanguebar (AV) - (Zanzibar) Tanzania
1886
Unanyembe (AV, detached from Tanganyika APV, and from Southern Upper Congo [Miss.]) - Tanzania
1887
Northern Zanguebar (AV, new name, previously Zanguebar AV) - (German South-East Africa) Tanzania
1887
Southern Zanguebar (AP, detached from Zanguebar) - (German South-East Africa) Tanzania
1894
Southern Victoria Nyanza (AV, detached from Victoria Nyanza AV) - Tanzania, etc.
1902
Southern Zanguebar (AV) - (German South-East Africa) Tanzania Oversiktskart
1906
Central Zanguebar (AV 11/5, detached from Northern Zanguebar AV) - (German South-East Africa) Tanzania
1906
Bagamoyo (AV 21/12, new name, previously Central Zanguebar AV) - (German South-East Africa) Tanzania
1906
Dar-es-Salaam (AV, new name, previously Southern Zanguebar) - (German South-East Africa) Tanzania
1906
Zanzibar (AV, new name, previously Northern Zanguebar AV) - (Zanzibar) Tanzania
1910
Kilima-Ndjaro (AV, detached from Bagamoyo AV) - (German South-East Africa) Tanzania
1912
Kivu (AV, detached from Southern Victoria-Nyanza) - (German South-East Africa) Tanzania
1913
Lindi (AP, detached from Dar-es-Salaam AV) - (German South-East Africa) Tanzania
1915
Victoria-Nyanza (AV, previously Southern Victoria-Nyanza) - (German South-East Africa) Tanzania
1922
Iringa (AP, detached from Dar-es-Salaam) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1925
Tabora (AV, new name, previously Unjanyembe AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1927
Lindi (Abb.) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1929
Bubuka (AV, detached from Victoria-Nyanza AV, and from Tabora AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1929
Mwanza (AV, new name, previously Victoria-Nyanza) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1931
Peramiho (Abb., new name, previously Lindi, Abb.) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1931
Ndanda (Abb., detached from Lindi, Abb.) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1932
Tukuyu (Mission "sui iuris", detached from Tanganyika AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1935
Dodoma (AP, detached from Kilima-Njaro, from Bagamoyo, and from Iringa) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1938
Tukuyu (AP) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1943
Mbulu (AP, detached from Tabora, from Kilima-Njaro, and from Dodoma) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1946
Karema (AV, new name, previously Tanganyika AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1946
Kigoma (AV, detached from Tanganyika AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1946
Musoma-Maswa (AV, detached from Mwanza) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1948
Iringa (AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1949
Mbeya (AV, and new name, previously Tukuyu AP) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1950
Musoma (AP, new name, previously Musoma-Maswa) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1950
Maswa (AV, detached from Musoma-Maswa) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1950
Tanga (AP, detached from Kilima-Njaro AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1951
Bukoba (D, and new name, previously Bubuka AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1951
Dodoma (AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1951
Lower Kagera (AV, detached from Bubuka) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1952
Mbulu (AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Dar-es-Salaam (Metr.) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Dodoma - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Iringa - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Karema - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Kigoma - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Maswa - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Mbarara (D, and new name, previously Ruwenzori AV) - Uganda
1953
Mbeya - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Mbulu - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Morogoro (D, and new name, previously Bagamoyo AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Moshi (D, and new name, previously Kilima-Njaro AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Mwanza (Tanganyika) - Tanzania
1953
Rutabo (D, and new name, previously Inner Kagera, AV) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1953
Tabora (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Dar-es-Salaam) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1956
Shinyanga (new name, previously Maswa) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1957
Musoma - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1958
Tanga - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1960
Bukoba (new name , previously Rutabo) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1960
Rulenge (new name, previously Bukoba - NOTE: Not the Bukoba erected in 1960) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1963
Arusha (detached from Moshi) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1963
Nachingwea (detached from Ndanda [Abb.]) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1963
Same (AP, detached from Moshi) - (Tanganyika) Tanzania
1964
Mahenge (detached from Dar-es-Salaam) - (United Republic of Tanzania and Zanzibar) Tanzania
1964
Zanzibar and Pemba (AA, detached from Dar-es-Salaam at the same instance as these territories are transferred from Mombasa to Dar-es-Salaam) - Tanzania
1968
Njombe (detached from Peramiho [Abb.], and from Iringa) - Tanzania
1969
Songea (D, and new name, previously Peramiho [Abb.]) - Tanzania
1969
Sumbawanga (new name, previously Karema) - Tanzania
1972
Mtwara (D, and new name, previously Ndanda [Abb.]) - Tanzania
1972
Singida (detached from Tabora, from Dodoma, from Mbeya, and from Mbulu) - Tanzania
1977
Same - Tanzania
1980
Zanzibar (D, and new name, previously Zanzibar and Pemba AA) - Tanzania
1983
Kahama (detached from Tabora) - Tanzania
1984
Geita (detached from Mwanza) - Tanzania
1986
Lindi (new name, previously Nachingwea) - Tanzania
1986
Mbinga (detached from Songea) - Tanzania
1986
Tunduru-Masasi (detached from Nachingwea) - Tanzania
1987
Mwanza (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Tabora) - Tanzania
1987
Songea (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Dar-es-Salaam) - Tanzania
1999
Arusha (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Dar-es-Salaam) - Tanzania
2000
Mpanda (detached from Sumbawanga) - Tanzania
2008
Kayanga (detached from Rulenge) - Tanzania
2008
Rulenge-Ngara (New name, previously Rulenge) - Tanzania
av Webmaster publisert 29.07.2009, sist endret 29.07.2009 - 14:00