• PEOPLE NAME: SAKALAVA OF MADAGASCAR

By Andrew Berry

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PEID: 15307

ROP: 108531

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malagasy

Language: Sakalava Malagasy - (skg)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Madagascar

Also found in: Comoros

Population: 1,055,000

Global Population: 1,051,000


PEID: 15307

ROP: 108531

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Sakalava of Madagascar, numbering 1,055,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Malagasy people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,051,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Sakalava Malagasy. The primary religion practiced by the Sakalava is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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