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Antankarana in Madagascar

Antankarana

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
189,000 Malagasy, Antankarana Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.74 % Not available   

Antankarana in Madagascar

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Introduction / History
The Tankarana (literally 'people of the rocks') occupy the far northern part of Madagascar where they are geographically cut off from the southern regions of Madagascar by the Tsaratanana mountain range.

In spite of their geographic isolation, the Antakarana were conquered during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the Sakalava, the Merina and the French. Some believe that the Antakarana language and ethnography would reflect the strong Sakalava influence in the area, but the Tankarana historically had closer bonds to the Betsimisaraka of the north. They are mostly fishermen, although those in the interior raise cattle.

At the center of their group identity is the story of their survival in the nineteenth century when they were being exploited and pursued by the Merina. On one occasion, they have safely hidden in caves for more than a year before they were discovered. King Tsimiaro I made a prayer, vowing that if his people survived the Merina onslaught, the Tankarana would embrace Islam. This vow was honored and today the Muslim religion is evident there, strongly intermingling with traditional Malagasy customs. This syncretistic and mostly nominal practice of Islam has inspired concentrated effort on the part of zealous Muslims to teach and give the prescribed doctrinal content.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-01-14
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Country: Madagascar
Continent: Africa
Region: East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Diana and Sava regions; a small area in Sofia region.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Antankarana
People Name General: Antankarana
Alternate People Names:
Malagasy
ROP3 Code: 100378
Joshua Project People ID: 10342
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 189,000
Population all Countries: 189,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Malagasy
People Name General: Antankarana
Ethnic Code: MSY44j
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Language
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Primary Language: Malagasy, Antankarana (189,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): xmv    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity15.00 %(Evangelical: 0.74 %)
Ethnic Religions79.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam6.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant35.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2014
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Malagasy, Antankaran ...
 
 
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Antankarana in Madagascar

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