• PEOPLE NAME: VEZO OF MADAGASCAR

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malagasy

Language: Sakalava Malagasy - (skg)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Madagascar

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Population: 566,000

Global Population: 566,000


PEID: 48615

ROP: 110559

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity


Overview: The Vezo of Madagascar, numbering 566,000, 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 Madagascar. Their primary language is Sakalava Malagasy. The primary religion practiced by the Vezo is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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