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Mahafaly in Madagascar


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
373,000 Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.09 % Not available   

Mahafaly in Madagascar

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Country: Madagascar
Continent: Africa
Region: East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Androy, Atsimo-Andrefana, and Anosy regions: Beloha, Tsihombe, Ambovombe, and Bekily districts.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Mahafaly
People Name General: Mahafaly
ROP3 Code: 106024
Joshua Project People ID: 13215
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 373,000
Population all Countries: 373,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Malagasy
People Name General: Mahafaly
Ethnic Code: MSY44j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly (373,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tdx    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity25.00 %(Evangelical: 1.09 %)
Ethnic Religions75.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic45.00 %
(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 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2012–2014
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Malagasy, Tandroy-Ma ...
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
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Mahafaly in Madagascar

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Malagasy     East and Southern Africa    
      Mahafaly Madagascar    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Mahafaly in Madagascar          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly  
    All Religions                              

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