Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malagasy

Language: Merina Malagasy - (plt)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Comoros

Also found in: Canada; France; Mauritius; Mayotte; Reunion; United States

Population: 1,300

Global Population: 90,200

PEID: 15275

ROP: 106120

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Malagasy Maore of Comoros, numbering 1,300, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malagasy people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 90,200 in 7 countries. Their primary language is Merina Malagasy. The primary religion practiced by the Malagasy Maore is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available