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Bushi in Madagascar


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,800 Bushi Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % No No   

Bushi in Madagascar

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Introduction / History
The Bushi people originated in Madagascar, though most have migrated to the Comoro Island of Mayotte. Today there are only a couple hundred of them in their original homeland.

Where are they located?
Almost all Bushi people live either in the Comoro Islands or in Madagascar.

What are their lives like?
Like many societies today the Bushi people have tension between the older and younger generations.

What are their beliefs?
The older members of society are devoted to traditional Islamic practices, including five daily prayer times, fasting, and regularly attending the mosque. Younger members are less concerned about these things; instead they are in pursuit of material possessions and seeking a prosperous Western lifestyle. There is still some sense of community in the smaller villages, but even this is changing.

In all age groups, there is a strong devotion to a mix of Islamic beliefs and spirits, known as jinns, which they turn to for their daily needs. These spirits keep the Bushi people in fear, and they try hard not to displease these spirits.

What are their needs?
The Bushi people need spiritual hunger that will drive them into the arms of God the Father. They also need deliverance from fear of the spirit world.

Prayer Points
* Pray that believers in Jesus will be burdened to bring the gospel to the Bushi people.
* Pray that both the older and younger generations will see their need for Jesus.
* Pray for there to soon be a Disciple-Making movement among Bushi people in Madagascar.
* Pray for people's minds to be set free from the powers of darkness.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-01-08
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Country: Madagascar
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Bushi
People Name General: Bushi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 114969
Joshua Project People ID: 19225
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,800
Population all Countries: 70,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Malagasy
People Name General: Bushi
Ethnic Code: MSY44j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bushi (1,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): buc    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam96.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Bushi in Madagascar

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Malagasy     Africa, East and Southern    
      Bushi Madagascar    
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            Bushi in Madagascar          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Bushi  
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