Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Northern Betsimisaraka Malagasy - (bmm)
Progress of the Gospel:
Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity
Overview: The Betsimisaraka of Madagascar have a population of 1,285,000. They are part of the Malagasy people cluster. This people group is found only in Madagascar. Their primary language is Northern Betsimisaraka Malagasy - (bmm). The primary religion practiced by the Betsimisaraka is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a peoples ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation. Their GSEC status is 1, which means this people group is less than 2% evangelical, some evangelical resources are available, but there has been no active church planting among them within the past two years.