• PEOPLE NAME: SAKALAVA OF MAYOTTE

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PEID: 15371

ROP: 114969

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malagasy

Language: Bushi - (buc)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Mayotte

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Population: 79,500

Global Population: 79,500


PEID: 15371

ROP: 114969

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Sakalava of Mayotte, numbering 79,500, 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 Mayotte. Their primary language is Bushi. The primary religion practiced by the Sakalava is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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