Tsimihety in Madagascar

The Tsimihety have only been reported in Madagascar
Population
2,062,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Tsimihety live in the north and central regions of Madagascar. They migrated from the east coast of the country and came to live in Mandritsara. The meaning of their name is those who never cut their hair. They live in the mountain parts.

The Tsimihety have been anarchists. They have no tribal connections. Family, kin and ancestors are very important to them.

The Tsimihety are exogamous, meaning they prefer marriages outside of their group. They have many children. They work in agriculture. Rice is grown by them. They breed cattle too. A dialect of the Malagasy language is spoken by them.

They are a large group of people and have politicians among them. There are seasonal wage laborers among them on plantations.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Madagascar evangelical Christians will lead the Tsimihety to salvation.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ too.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsimihety_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tsimihety
People Name in Country Tsimihety
Population in Madagascar 2,062,000
World Population 2,062,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Malagasy, Tsimehety, Maraba
People ID 15593
ROP3 Code 110215
Country Madagascar
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sofia and Sava regions; east into Analanjirofo region; smaller areas in Diana and Alaotra-Mangoro regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Madagascar
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sofia and Sava regions; east into Analanjirofo region; smaller areas in Diana and Alaotra-Mangoro regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Malagasy, Tsimihety (2,062,000 speakers)
Language Code xmw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malagasy, Tsimihety
Primary Language Malagasy, Tsimihety (2,062,000 speakers)
Language Code xmw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malagasy, Tsimihety

Primary Language:  Malagasy, Tsimihety

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1924)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malagasy, Tsimihety
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.74 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
65.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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