• PEOPLE NAME: ANTANKARANA OF MADAGASCAR

By Andrew Berry

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PEID: 15304

ROP: 100378

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malagasy

Language: Antankarana Malagasy - (xmv)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Madagascar

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Population: 479,000

Global Population: 479,000


PEID: 15304

ROP: 100378

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Antankarana of Madagascar, numbering 479,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malagasy people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Madagascar. Their primary language is Antankarana Malagasy. The primary religion practiced by the Antankarana is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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