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: Mauritius

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

Population: 5,100

Global Population: 90,200

PEID: 15358

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 of Mauritius, numbering 5,100, 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 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