• PEOPLE NAME: BARA OF MADAGASCAR

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PEID: 15293

ROP: 101030

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malagasy

Language: Bara Malagasy - (bhr)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Madagascar

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Population: 878,000

Global Population: 878,000


PEID: 15293

ROP: 101030

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Bara of Madagascar, numbering 878,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malagasy people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Madagascar. Their primary language is Bara Malagasy. The primary religion practiced by the Bara is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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