• PEOPLE NAME: BETSIMISARAKA OF MADAGASCAR

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PEID: 15295

ROP: 101302

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malagasy

Language: Northern Betsimisaraka Malagasy - (bmm)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions -

Country: Madagascar

Population: 1,275,000

Global Population: 1,275,000


PEID: 15295

ROP: 101302


Engagement Status: Unengaged

Progress of the Gospel: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Betsimisaraka of Madagascar have a population of 1,275,000. 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 2, which means this people group is less than 2% evangelical but there has been initial or concentrated church planting among them within the past two years.


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