• PEOPLE NAME: BETSIMISARAKA OF MADAGASCAR

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PEID: 15295

ROP: 101302

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malagasy

Language: Northern Betsimisaraka Malagasy - (bmm)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Madagascar

Also found in:

Population: 1,345,000

Global Population: 1,350,000


PEID: 15295

ROP: 101302

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 1


Overview: The Betsimisaraka of Madagascar, numbering 1,345,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Malagasy people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,350,000 in 1 countries. Their primary language is Northern Betsimisaraka Malagasy. The primary religion practiced by the Betsimisaraka is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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