Bushi in Madagascar


Population
1,700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bushi people originated in Madagascar, though most have migrated to the Comoro Island of Mayotte. Today there are only a couple hundred of them in their original homeland.


Where Are they Located?

Almost all Bushi people live either in the Comoro Islands or in Madagascar.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Like many societies today the Bushi people have tension between the older and younger generations.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The older members of society are devoted to traditional Islamic practices, including five daily prayer times, fasting, and regularly attending the mosque. Younger members are less concerned about these things; instead they are in pursuit of material possessions and seeking a prosperous Western lifestyle. There is still some sense of community in the smaller villages, but even this is changing.

In all age groups, there is a strong devotion to a mix of Islamic beliefs and spirits, known as jinns, which they turn to for their daily needs. These spirits keep the Bushi people in fear, and they try hard not to displease these spirits.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bushi people need spiritual hunger that will drive them into the arms of God the Father. They also need deliverance from fear of the spirit world.


Prayer Points

* Pray that believers in Jesus will be burdened to bring the gospel to the Bushi people.
* Pray that both the older and younger generations will see their need for Jesus.
* Pray for there to soon be a Disciple-Making movement among Bushi people in Madagascar.
* Pray for people's minds to be set free from the powers of darkness.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19225/MF
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Bushi-people-in-Mayotte-and-Madagascar/
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/buc
https://prezi.com/l9xkqddejkfp/the-bushi-people-group-profile/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-01-08
People Name General Bushi
People Name in Country Bushi
Population in Madagascar 1,700
World Population 65,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Sakalava
People ID 19225
ROP3 Code 114969
Country Madagascar
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Madagascar
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Bushi (1,700 speakers)
Language Code buc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bushi
Primary Language Bushi (1,700 speakers)
Language Code buc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bushi

Primary Language:  Bushi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Luc Reynaud 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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