Malagasy in Canada


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Introduction / History

Malagasy refers to any number of ethnic groups from Madagascar. They have diaspora populations in nearby Reunion, Mauritius and Mayotte. Surprisingly, the largest number live in France. Others are in Canada or the United States.


What Are Their Lives Like?

No matter where they live, the Malagasy people love Malagasy kabary. This is a form of public speaking which involves poetry and proverbs. Usually, it involves two prominent men speaking in a dialogue format. They use it not only for entertainment, but also for public announcements and for funerals. They can last hours or for only 10 minutes. They bring the Malagasy community together emotionally and socially.
Most of the Malagasy people allowed into Canada are from the educated elite. They can be university students or businessmen.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there is a Roman Catholic element to Malagasy spirituality, most also worship their ancestral spirits like they have for generations.


What Are Their Needs?

The Malagasy people need to put all their faith in Jesus Christ rather than religious institutions and ancestral spirits.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move mightily in churches attended by Malagasy people, drawing them to the cross.
Pray for Malagasy people who love the Lord to disciple others and send them out as Christ’s ambassadors.
Pray for the Lord to provide for their needs according to his abundant love.


Scripture Prayers for the Malagasy in Canada.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malagasy_people_in_France
https://worldhistory.columbia.edu/content/fighting-french-malagasy-soldiers-second-world-war-and-insurrection-1947
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Malagasy-peoples
https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/malagasy-kabary-the-malagasy-oratorical-art-01741


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Malagasy
People Name in Country Malagasy
Alternate Names
Population this Country 1,600
Population all Countries 85,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13430
ROP3 Code 106120
ROP25 Code 305010
ROP25 Name Malagasy
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
Unknown
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
65.00 %
Hinduism
Unknown
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
10.00 %
Other / Small
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Primary Language Malagasy, Merina (1,600 speakers)
Language Code plt   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Malagasy
Dialect Code 13387   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Malagasy, Merina (1,600 speakers)
Language Code plt   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Malagasy
Dialect Code 13387   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malagasy, Merina

Primary Language:  Malagasy, Merina

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1828-1987)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1830-1990)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2011)
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malagasy, Plateau Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Walking with Jesus video Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Malagasy, Merina YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Malagasy, Merina YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Malagasy, Merina Literacy & Evangelism International
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
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