Country: Madagascar

Number of People Groups

41

People Groups Unreached

11

Total Population

23,584,000

Unreached Population

205,000

% Christian Adherent

48.9%

% Evangelical

5.0 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Anjatsy 37,000 Malagasy, Plateau E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 0.5 %
Antaifasy 196,000 Malagasy, Plateau E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 1.7 %
Antaimoro 1,022,000 Malagasy, Plateau E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 2.1 %
Antambahoaka 91,000 Malagasy, Plateau E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 4.0 %
Antandroy 1,034,000 Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 1.8 %
Antankarana 437,000 Malagasy, Antankarana E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 0.7 %
 Antanosy 703,000 Malagasy, Tanosy Christianity 53.0 % 0.8 %
Antemanambondro 69,000 Malagasy, Plateau E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 11.0 %
Antesaka 1,477,000 Malagasy, Tesaka E Ethnic Religions 28.0 % 2.1 %
 Arab, Yemeni 48,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bara 794,000 Malagasy, Bara Christianity 55.0 % 1.9 %
 Betsileo 3,672,000 Malagasy, Plateau Christianity 94.0 % 12.0 %
 Betsimisaraka, North 1,379,000 Malagasy, Northern Betsimisaraka E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 1.1 %
 Betsimisaraka, South 2,642,000 Malagasy, Southern Betsimisaraka E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 6.0 %
Bezanozano 198,000 Malagasy, Plateau E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 15.0 %
 Bushi 500 Bushi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chinese, general 60,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
Comorian, Maore 4,900 Comorian, Maore Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Comorian, Mwali 1,600 Comorian, Mwali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Comorian, Ndzwani 13,000 Comorian, Ndzwani Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Comorian, Ngazidja 13,000 Comorian, Ngazidja Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Creoles, Mauritian 3,100 Morisyen Christianity 55.0 % 1.2 %
 Deaf Unknown Madagascar Sign Language Christianity 54.0 % 1.5 %
 French 144,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Gujarati, Karana 77,000 Gujarati Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jew, French 400 French E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Karimbola 133,000 Malagasy, Plateau E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 4.0 %
 Korean, North 14,000 Korean Non-Religious 1.0 % 1.0 %
 Mahafaly 345,000 Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 1.1 %
 Malay 28,000 Malay Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Masikoro 728,000 Malagasy, Masikoro E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 0.5 %
 Merina-Vakinankaratra 2,335,000 Malagasy, Plateau Christianity 90.0 % 13.0 %
Reunionese Creole 96,000 Reunion Creole French Christianity 87.0 % 5.9 %
Sahafatra 99,000 Malagasy, Plateau E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 2.0 %
Sakalava 1,611,000 Malagasy, Sakalava E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 1.6 %
Sihanaka 595,000 Malagasy, Plateau E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 1.9 %
 Swahili 4,800 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tanala 1,168,000 Malagasy, Plateau E Ethnic Religions 22.0 % 0.9 %
Tsimihety 1,907,000 Malagasy, Tsimihety E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 1.7 %
Vezo 297,000 Malagasy, Sakalava E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 1.8 %
Zafisoro 106,000 Malagasy, Plateau E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 0.5 %
  Totals:  41 23,584,000 11     48.9 % 5.0 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.0 %)
48.9 %
Ethnic Religions
43.8 %
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
11.2 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
42.8 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
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 Group who lives 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 population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Madagascar. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Madagascar
  • Christian ministry in Madagascar
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Madagascar or East and Southern Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In East and Southern Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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