Bezanozano in Madagascar

Joshua Project has identified the Bezanozano only in Madagascar





Largest Religion

Main Language


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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bezanozano
People Name in Country Bezanozano
Population in Madagascar 204,000
World Population 204,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Antaivato
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Malagasy
People Name General Bezanozano
Ethnic Code MSY44j
People ID 10822
Country Madagascar
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Malagasy, Plateau: Bezanozano (204,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malagasy, Plateau: Bezanozano 204,000
For Primary Language: Malagasy, Plateau

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1828-1987)
New Testament Yes   (1830-1990)
Complete Bible Yes   (1835-1938)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Bible Interconfessionelle Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Interconfessional Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Malagasy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Malagasy Bible Revision Version Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Malagasy Catholic Bible Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Malagasy, Plateau Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament - Interconfessional (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Protestant (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Roman Catholic (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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