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Madagascar
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Madagascar – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Anjatsy40,000Y0.50 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Plateau   
Antaifasy212,000Y1.69 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, PlateauP
Antaifasy
  
Antaimoro1,106,000Y2.11 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, PlateauP
Antaimoro
  
Antambahoaka98,000Y4.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Plateau   
Antandroy1,140,000Y1.78 %20.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Tandroy-MahafalyP
Antandroy
M
Antandroy of Madagascar
T
Antankarana184,000Y0.74 %15.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, AntankaranaP
Antankarana
M
Antankarana of Madagascar
T
Antanosy761,000Y0.84 %53.00 %3 ChristianityMalagasy, TanosyP
Antanosy
M
Antanosy of Madagascar
T
Antemanambondro74,000Y11.00 %25.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Plateau   
Antesaka1,640,000Y2.09 %28.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Tesaka  T
Arab, Yemeni52,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Taizzi-Adeni SpokenP
Arab, Yemeni
M
Arab, Yemeni of Madagascar
T
Bara854,000Y1.85 %55.00 %3 ChristianityMalagasy, BaraP
Bara
M
Bara of Madagascar
T
Betsileo4,182,000Y15.00 %94.00 %5 ChristianityMalagasy, PlateauP
Betsileo
  
Betsimisaraka, North1,499,000Y1.09 %35.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Northern BetsimisarakaP
Betsimisaraka, North
M
Betsimisaraka, North of Madagascar
 
Betsimisaraka, South2,910,000Y6.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Southern BetsimisarakaP
Betsimisaraka, South
  
Bezanozano214,000Y15.00 %30.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Plateau  T
Bushi1,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamBushiP
Bushi
  
Chinese, general65,0005.70 %8.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
Comorian, Maore5,3000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamComorian, Maore   
Comorian, Mwali1,7000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamComorian, Mwali  T
Comorian, Ndzwani14,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamComorian, NdzwaniP
Comorian, Ndzwani
M
Comorian, Ndzwani of Madagascar
T
Comorian, Ngazidja14,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamComorian, NgazidjaP
Comorian, Ngazidja
M
Comorian, Ngazidja of Madagascar
T
DeafY1.50 %54.00 %3 ChristianityMadagascar Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
French156,0001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Gujarati, Karana83,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamGujaratiP
Gujarati, Karana
M
Gujarati, Karana of Madagascar
T
Karimbola144,000Y4.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Plateau   
Korean, North15,0001.00 %1.00 %Y1 Non-ReligiousKoreanP
Korean, North
 T
Mahafaly373,000Y1.09 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Tandroy-MahafalyP
Mahafaly
  
Malay31,0000.10 %0.50 %Y1 IslamMalayP
Malay
M
Malay of Madagascar
T
Masikoro649,000Y0.48 %40.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, MasikoroP
Masikoro
M
Masikoro of Madagascar
T
Mauritian3,4001.20 %55.00 %3 ChristianityMorisyen   
Merina-Vakinankaratra2,578,000Y13.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityMalagasy, PlateauP
Merina-Vakinankaratra
  
Reunionese Creole104,0005.90 %87.00 %4 ChristianityReunion Creole French   
Sahafatra107,000Y2.00 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Plateau   
Sakalava1,774,000Y1.63 %35.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, SakalavaP
Sakalava
 T
Sihanaka643,000Y1.94 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, PlateauP
Sihanaka
M
Sihanaka of Madagascar
 
Swahili5,2000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamSwahiliP
Swahili
M
Swahili of Madagascar
T
Tanala1,295,000Y0.94 %22.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, PlateauP
Tanala
  
Tsimihety2,062,000Y1.74 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Tsimihety  T
Vezo322,000Y1.80 %35.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Sakalava   
Zafisoro115,000Y0.50 %15.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsMalagasy, Plateau   
Total People Groups:   40 25,527,000 26     10     26 13 19
Unclassified / Other Individuals 86,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 25,613,000  
Other reported groups:  2  
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Madagascar – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 10 25.0 % 223,000 0.9 %
  2 - Minimally reached 14 35.0 % 10,415,000 40.8 %
  3 - Superficially reached 5 12.5 % 1,774,000 7.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 7 17.5 % 6,067,000 23.8 %
  5 - Significantly reached 4 10.0 % 7,048,000 27.6 %
Totals 40   25,527,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Madagascar – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
Bible
Locator
Audio NT
Online
Jesus
Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spokenacq11None
Bushibuc11None
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Comorian, Maoreswb11NT
Comorian, Mwaliwlc11None
Comorian, Ndzwaniwni11Portions
Comorian, Ngazidjazdj11Portions
Frenchfra10Complete
Gujaratiguj11Complete
Koreankor11Complete
Madagascar Sign Languagemzc10None
Malagasy, Antankaranaxmv10Portions
Malagasy, Barabhr10Portions
Malagasy, Masikoromsh10Portions
Malagasy, Northern Betsimisarakabmm10Portions
Malagasy, Plateauplt130Complete
Malagasy, Sakalavaskg20None
Malagasy, Southern Betsimisarakabzc10None
Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafalytdx20Portions
Malagasy, Tanosytxy10Portions
Malagasy, Tesakatkg10Portions
Malagasy, Tsimihetyxmw10Portions
Malayzlm11Need?
Morisyenmfe10NT
Reunion Creole Frenchrcf10None
Swahiliswh11Complete
Totals: 26 40 10   18 8 22 19 7
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Madagascar – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 5.6 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Madagascar – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Madagascar. Ministries in the Madagascar section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the East and Southern Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Madagascar   Ministries in East and Southern Africa
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Country Level Ministries Size
Africa Inland Mission, InternationalMedium
Christian Blind Mission InternationalSmall
Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMedium
Iris Ministries, Inc.Medium
SEL FranceSmall
TearFund BelgiumSmall
Teen Missions InternationalMedium
Ministries Listed:  7
 
Regional Level Ministries Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism)Large
Action International MinistriesMedium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc.Medium
Anglican Frontier MissionsSmall
Assemblies of God World MissionsLarge
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World MissionsMedium
Awana Clubs, InternationalMedium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, InternationalMedium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI)Medium
Baptist Mid-MissionsMedium
BCM InternationalMedium
Bible LeagueMedium
Campus Crusade for Christ, InternationalLarge
Child Evangelism FellowshipMedium
Church of God of ProphecyMedium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission DepartmentMedium
Church World ServiceMedium
Cooperative Baptist FellowshipMedium
EFCA International MissionMedium
EQUIP FoundationSmall
Evangelical Covenant ChurchMedium
Every Home for ChristMedium
Final Frontiers FoundationLarge
Free Methodist World MissionsMedium
Friends in Action, InternationalSmall
Galcom InternationalSmall
Global Partners / Wesleyan World MissionsMedium
Globe InternationalMedium
GO InternationalSmall
Go Ye FellowshipMedium
Good News ProductionsMedium
Heart of God MinistriesMedium
Hope for the HungryMedium
InterCommSmall
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and MissionsSmall
Mailbox Club InternationalSmall
Middle East MediaMedium
Open Bible ChurchesSmall
Overland MissionsSmall
Pentecostal Church of God World MissionsSmall
Scripture UnionMedium
Seventh-day Adventists General ConferenceMedium
Silent Word MinistriesSmall
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission BoardLarge
Talking Bibles InternationalSmall
Team ExpansionMedium
Tentmakers InternationalSmall
United Methodist ChurchMedium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign MissionsMedium
United World MissionMedium
Worldwide Tentmakers, IncorporatedSmall
Young LifeMedium
Youth with a MissionLarge
Ministries Listed:  53
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Madagascar – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 25,527,000
Percent Urbanization 34 %
Total People Groups 40
Unreached People Groups 10
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Official National Language Malagasy, Plateau
Secondary National LanguageFrench
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 49.7%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 5.6%  [2]
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.512 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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