Country: Madagascar

Number of People Groups

40

People Groups Unreached

10 (25.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

27,599,000

Population in Unreached

238,000 (0.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

49.7%

% Evangelical

6.10%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.5%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
Anjatsy 43,000 43,000 Malagasy, Plateau Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 % -
 Antaifasy 227,000 227,000 Malagasy, Plateau Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.69 % -
 Antaimoro 1,184,000 1,184,000 Malagasy, Plateau Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 2.34 % -
Antambahoaka 105,000 105,000 Malagasy, Plateau Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 % -
 Antandroy 1,220,000 1,220,000 Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.97 % -
 Antankarana 197,000 197,000 Malagasy, Antankarana Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.74 % -
 Antanosy 814,000 814,000 Malagasy, Tanosy Christianity 53.00 % 0.84 % -
Antemanambondro 80,000 80,000 Malagasy, Plateau Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 11.00 % -
Antesaka 1,755,000 1,755,000 Malagasy, Tesaka Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 2.32 % -
 Arab, Yemeni 56,000 7,607,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bara 914,000 926,000 Malagasy, Bara Christianity 55.00 % 1.85 % -
 Betsileo 4,476,000 4,476,000 Malagasy, Plateau Christianity 94.00 % 16.63 % -
 Betsimisaraka, North 1,604,000 1,604,000 Malagasy, Northern Betsimisaraka Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.21 % -
 Betsimisaraka, South 3,114,000 3,114,000 Malagasy, Southern Betsimisaraka Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 6.65 % -
Bezanozano 230,000 230,000 Malagasy, Plateau Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 % -
 Bushi 1,800 70,000 Bushi Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 70,000 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
Comorian, Maore 5,700 183,000 Comorian, Maore Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Comorian, Mwali 1,800 45,000 Comorian, Mwali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Comorian, Ndzwani 15,000 378,000 Comorian, Ndzwani Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Comorian, Ngazidja 15,000 430,000 Comorian, Ngazidja Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 277,000 47,601,000 Madagascar Sign Language Christianity 53.53 % -
 French 167,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Gujarati, Karana 89,000 2,453,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Karimbola 154,000 154,000 Malagasy, Plateau Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
 Korean, North 16,000 80,920,000 Korean Non-Religious 1.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Mahafaly 399,000 399,000 Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.09 % -
 Malay 33,000 17,309,000 Malay Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Masikoro 695,000 695,000 Malagasy, Masikoro Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 0.48 % -
Mauritian 3,600 1,080,000 Morisyen Christianity 55.00 % 1.20 % -
 Merina-Vakinankaratra 2,759,000 2,759,000 Malagasy, Plateau Christianity 90.00 % 14.41 % -
Reunionese Creole 111,000 634,000 Reunion Creole French Christianity 87.00 % 5.90 % -
Sahafatra 115,000 115,000 Malagasy, Plateau Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Sakalava 1,899,000 1,899,000 Malagasy, Sakalava Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.81 % -
 Sihanaka 689,000 689,000 Malagasy, Plateau Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 1.94 % -
 Swahili 5,600 1,833,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tanala 1,386,000 1,386,000 Malagasy, Plateau Ethnic Religions 22.00 % 1.04 % -
 Tsimihety 2,207,000 2,207,000 Malagasy, Tsimihety Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.93 % -
 Vezo 344,000 345,000 Malagasy, Sakalava Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.80 % -
Zafisoro 123,000 123,000 Malagasy, Plateau Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 0.50 % -
  Totals:  40 27,599,000         10 49.73 % 6.10 % 11 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 92,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 27,691,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Alaotra-Mangoro 1,327,000
Amoron'i Mania 881,000
Analamanga 3,823,000
Analanjirofo 1,218,000
Androy 955,000
Anosy 855,000
Atsimo-Andrefana 1,901,000
Atsimo-Atsinanana 1,085,000
Atsinanana 1,569,000
Betsiboka 417,000
Boeny 984,000
Bongolava 713,000
Diana 940,000
Haute Matsiatra (Matsiatra Ambony) 1,529,000
Ihorombe 442,000
Itasy 949,000
Melaky 327,000
Menabe 740,000
Sava 1,187,000
Sofia 1,585,000
Vakinankaratra 2,192,000
Vatovavy-Fitovinany 1,517,000
Provinces:  22 27,136,000
UN Country Population 27,691,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 1,042.5 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 2,775.4 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 745.4 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 414.9 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
27,599,000



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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Bushi buc 1 1 Unspecified
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Comorian, Maore swb 1 1 New Testament
Comorian, Mwali wlc 1 1 Unspecified
Comorian, Ndzwani wni 1 1 Bible Portions
Comorian, Ngazidja zdj 1 1 Bible Portions
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 1 Complete Bible
Madagascar Sign Language mzc 1 0 Translation Needed
Malagasy, Antankarana xmv 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Bara bhr 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Masikoro msh 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Northern Betsimisaraka bmm 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Plateau plt 13 0 Complete Bible
Malagasy, Sakalava skg 2 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Southern Betsimisaraka bzc 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly tdx 2 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Tanosy txy 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Tesaka tkg 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Tsimihety xmw 1 0 Bible Portions
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Morisyen mfe 1 0 New Testament
Reunion Creole French rcf 1 0 Bible Portions
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 26 40 10   7 8 22 21 7

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.1 %)
49.7 %
Ethnic Religions
43.0 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
6.5 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.9 %
Independent
11.1 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
42.5 %
Roman Catholic
44.4 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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  • Church planting agencies in Madagascar
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Madagascar Statistics
People Groups 40
Unreached People Groups 10  (25.0%)
Population 27,599,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.8%
Population in Unreached 238,000  (0.9%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 49.7%
Percent Evangelical 6.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 11
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 37%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code MA
Official Language(s) Malagasy, PlateauFrench
Literacy Rate 65%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,660,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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