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Vezo in Madagascar

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
322,000 Malagasy, Sakalava Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.80 % Not available   

Vezo in Madagascar

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Country: Madagascar
Continent: Africa
Region: East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:4
Location in Country:Diana, Sofia, Boeny, Betsiboka, Melaky, Menabe and (coastline only) Atsimo-Andrefana regions; western Bongolava, Vakinankaratra, and Amoron’i Mania regions.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Vezo
People Name General: Vezo
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 110559
Joshua Project People ID: 14648
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 322,000
Population all Countries: 323,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Malagasy
People Name General: Vezo
Ethnic Code: MSY44j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Malagasy, Sakalava (322,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): skg    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Vezo
Dialect Code:3534
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity35.00 %(Evangelical: 1.80 %)
Ethnic Religions65.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic55.00 %
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Malagasy, Sakalava
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
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Vezo in Madagascar

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