Sakalava in Madagascar

Joshua Project has identified the Sakalava only in Madagascar
Population
1,774,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sakalava are partly nomads who live on the west coast of Madagascar and grow rice. They have a history of having skills at sea.

The Sakalava in the north are different to the ones in the south. They respect their living and dead royalty. They work in fishing and agriculture.

The Sakalava believe in a distant God who creates and was the first ancestor and can be contacted by mediums. Pleasing their ancestors is the most important thing to them. They have traditional religions. The Catholics have made some impact and so has Islam. Evangelicals have not had much success


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Sakalava will realize that the way to salvation is through Jesus Christ only and not through ancestors at all.


References

http://prayafrica.org/project/sakalava-of-madagascar/


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sakalava
People Name in Country Sakalava
Population in Madagascar 1,774,000
World Population 1,774,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 20047
ROP3 Code 108531
Country Madagascar
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Diana, Sofia, Boeny, Betsiboka, Melaky, Menabe and (coastline only) Atsimo-Andrefana regions; western Bongolava, Vakinankaratra, and Amoron’i Mania regions.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Madagascar
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Diana, Sofia, Boeny, Betsiboka, Melaky, Menabe and (coastline only) Atsimo-Andrefana regions; western Bongolava, Vakinankaratra, and Amoron’i Mania regions..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Malagasy, Sakalava (1,774,000 speakers)
Language Code skg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malagasy, Sakalava
Primary Language Malagasy, Sakalava (1,774,000 speakers)
Language Code skg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Malagasy, Sakalava

Primary Language:  Malagasy, Sakalava

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malagasy, Sakalava
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.63 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
60.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
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
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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