• 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

Population: 1,290,000

Global Population: 1,290,000


PEID: 15295

ROP: 101302

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 1


Overview: The Betsimisaraka of Madagascar, numbering 1,290,000, are Unengaged and 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 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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