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PEID: 15295

ROP: 101302

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malagasy

Language: Southern Betsimisaraka Malagasy - (bzc)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Madagascar

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Population: 4,550,000

Global Population: 4,550,000

PEID: 15295

ROP: 101302

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Betsimisaraka of Madagascar, numbering 4,550,000, 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 Southern Betsimisaraka Malagasy. The primary religion practiced by the Betsimisaraka is ethnoreligion, consisting of practices deeply rooted in this groups ethnic identity.

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