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.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Region||East and Southern Africa|
|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|
|Primary Language||Malagasy, Tsimihety (2,062,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||xmw Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Malagasy, Tsimihety|
Primary Language: Malagasy, Tsimihety
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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 *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.74 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|