Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malagasy

Language: Sakalava Malagasy - (skg)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: Madagascar

Also found in: Comoros

Population: 2,160,000

Global Population: 2,161,000

PEID: 15307

ROP: 108531

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Sakalava of Madagascar, numbering 2,160,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malagasy people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,161,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Sakalava Malagasy. The primary religion practiced by the Sakalava 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