Bezanozano in Madagascar

The Bezanozano have only been reported in Madagascar
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Introduction / History

The Bezanozano are a people group of Madagascar, inhabiting a strip of forest land located between the eastern part of the Merina kingdom and coastal region occupied by Southern Betsimisarakas, along the Mangoro heights.

Bezanozano traditions have preserved the memory of a king named Andriamalazabe who reigned in the second half of the Seventeenth century and who was the successor to Ranantoana. Since the end of the Eighteenth century, the Bezanozano kingdom had been forced to recognize the Merino king's suzerainty Andrianampoinimerina. This dependence did not cease until the end of the Merino monarchy. The number of Bezanozano is approximated at 150,000 people.


Where Are they Located?

The main location of the Bezanozano is the city of Moramanga, although the majority of current residents are from other regions of the island, especially Imerina.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bezanozano language seems be intermediate between that of the Merino and dialects of the Betsimisaraka neighborhood. It is however practiced less and less, at least where the Merino language is used.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Bezanozano in Madagascar.


References

http://ca.wikilingue.com/fr/Bezanozano_%28ethnie%29


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bezanozano
People Name in Country Bezanozano
Alternate Names Antaivato
Population this Country 257,000
Population all Countries 257,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10822
ROP3 Code 101305
ROP25 Code 301116
ROP25 Name Bezanozano
Country Madagascar
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Madagascar
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Malagasy, Merina (257,000 speakers)
Language Code plt   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Bezanozano
Dialect Code 13393   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Malagasy, Merina (257,000 speakers)
Language Code plt   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Bezanozano
Dialect Code 13393   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malagasy, Merina

Primary Language:  Malagasy, Merina

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1828-1987)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1830-1990)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2011)
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Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
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Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
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Mobile App Android Bible app: Malagasy, Merina YouVersion Bibles
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Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Malagasy, Merina Literacy & Evangelism International
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