Sakalava in Madagascar

Joshua Project has identified the Sakalava only in Madagascar





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Main Language


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People Name General Sakalava
People Name in Country Sakalava
Population in Madagascar 1,659,000
World Population 1,659,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Malagasy
People Name General Sakalava
Ethnic Code MSY44j
People ID 20047
Country Madagascar
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northwest, Mahajanga Province, Maintirano, Morafenobe, Besalampy, Soalala, Mitsinjo, Ambato Boina, Marovoay, Mahajanga, Analalava districts; Antsiranana Province, Ambanja District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Malagasy, Sakalava (1,659,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malagasy, Sakalava 1,659,000
For Primary Language: Malagasy, Sakalava

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
Jesus Film: view in Malagasy, Sakalava Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.63 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
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