Location within country: Dodoma Region, Chemba District, between the Bubu and Mponde rivers.
Geography and Climate: Hilly bushland, very dry. The days are hot (about 35°C) and the nights pleasantly cool.
Population: Approximately 30,000
Cultural Information: Originally hunter-gatherers. Now mostly subsistence farmers, some have cattle.
Diet: Ugali (millet or corn mash), leafy vegetables and beans, occasionally goat meat, chicken, or beef.
Average Income: Unless someone has a job as a teacher, or government worker, or shop owner, they have no income.
Alternate language names: Sandaweegki, Kisandawe.
Literacy Information: Most of school-aged children attend local schools that are taught in
Religion: Roman Catholic, Traditional religion, Islam, and (some) evangelical Christian.
History: Some scholars believe that the Sandawe people are indigenous to their current region, rather than being relatively recent migrants from the south. It is thought that the Sandawe are a remnant of the San people that once covered the whole of eastern and southern Africa. The Hadza, another people group found in Tanzania with a click language, are also believed to be a part of that remnant.