Bezanozano in Madagascar


Joshua Project has identified the Bezanozano only in Madagascar

Population

198,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Bezanozano are a people group of Madagascar, inhabiting a strip of forest land located between the eastern part of the Merina kingdom and coastal region occupied by Southern Betsimisarakas, along the Mangoro heights.

Bezanozano traditions have preserved the memory of a king named Andriamalazabe who reigned in the second half of the Seventeenth century and who was the successor to Ranantoana. Since the end of the Eighteenth century, the Bezanozano kingdom had been forced to recognize the Merino king's suzerainty Andrianampoinimerina. This dependence did not cease until the end of the Merino monarchy. The number of Bezanozano is approximated at 150,000 people.


Where are they Located?

The main location of the Bezanozano is the city of Moramanga, although the majority of current residents are from other regions of the island, especially Imerina.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Bezanozano language seems be intermediate between that of the Merino and dialects of the Betsimisaraka neighborhood. It is however practiced less and less, at least where the Merino language is used.


References

http://ca.wikilingue.com/fr/Bezanozano_%28ethnie%29


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bezanozano
People Name in Country Bezanozano
Population in Madagascar 198,000
World Population 198,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Antaivato
Affinity Bloc Malay Peoples
People Cluster Malagasy
People Name General Bezanozano
Ethnic Code MSY44j
People ID 10822
Country Madagascar
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map



Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Malagasy, Plateau: Bezanozano (198,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malagasy, Plateau: Bezanozano 198,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1828-1987)
New Testament Yes   (1830-1990)
Complete Bible Yes   (1835-1938)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Interconfessional (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Protestant (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Roman Catholic (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malagasy, Plateau
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Bible Interconfessionelle
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Interconfessional Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Malagasy Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Malagasy Catholic Bible
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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