• PEOPLE NAME: MERINA OF MADAGASCAR

By Jeremy Newton

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PEID: 15308

ROP: 106560

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Malagasy

Language: Plateau Malagasy - (plt)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Evangelical Protestantism

Country: Madagascar

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Population: 3,700,000

Global Population: 3,700,000


PEID: 15308

ROP: 106560

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Merina of Madagascar, numbering 3,700,000, are No Longer 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 Plateau Malagasy. The primary religion practiced by the Merina is Evangelical Protestantism, a worldwide trans-denominational movement within Protestant Christianity that believes the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace alone, solely through faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ.


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