Country: Madagascar

Number of People Groups

40

People Groups Unreached

11 (27.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

30,955,000

Population in Unreached

489,000 (1.6%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

49.64%

% Evangelical

6.08%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.5%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
Anjatsy 48,000 48,000 Malagasy, Merina Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 0.50 % -
 Antaifasy 254,000 254,000 Malagasy, Merina Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.69 % -
 Antaimoro 1,327,000 1,327,000 Malagasy, Merina Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 2.34 % -
Antambahoaka 118,000 118,000 Malagasy, Merina Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 4.00 % -
 Antandroy 1,368,000 1,368,000 Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.97 % -
 Antankarana 221,000 221,000 Malagasy, Antankarana Islam 5.00 % 0.74 % 4
 Antanosy 913,000 913,000 Malagasy, Tanosy Christianity 53.00 % 0.84 % -
Antemanambondro 89,000 89,000 Malagasy, Merina Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 11.00 % -
 Antesaka 1,969,000 1,969,000 Malagasy, Tesaka Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 2.32 % -
 Arab, Yemeni 62,000 8,985,000 Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bara 1,026,000 1,026,000 Malagasy, Bara Christianity 55.00 % 1.85 % -
 Betsileo 5,020,000 5,020,000 Malagasy, Merina Christianity 94.00 % 16.63 % -
 Betsimisaraka, North 1,799,000 1,799,000 Malagasy, Northern Betsimisaraka Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.21 % -
 Betsimisaraka, South 3,493,000 3,493,000 Malagasy, Southern Betsimisaraka Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 6.65 % -
Bezanozano 257,000 257,000 Malagasy, Merina Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 % -
 Bushi 3,300 90,000 Bushi Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 78,000 15,947,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Comorian, Maore 6,300 231,000 Comorian, Maore Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Comorian, Mwali 2,100 46,000 Comorian, Mwali Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Comorian, Ndzwani 16,000 378,000 Comorian, Ndzwani Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Comorian, Ngazidja 17,000 431,000 Comorian, Ngazidja Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 311,000 50,266,000 Malagasy Sign Language Christianity 53.53 % -
 French 187,000 50,635,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Gujarati, Karana 100,000 3,518,000 Gujarati Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Karimbola 172,000 172,000 Malagasy, Merina Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
  Totals:  40 30,955,000         11 49.64 % 6.08 % 15 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 102,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 31,057,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Alaotra-Mangoro 1,478,000
Amoron'i Mania 982,000
Analamanga 4,259,000
Analanjirofo 1,356,000
Androy 1,063,000
Anosy 953,000
Atsimo-Andrefana 2,118,000
Atsimo-Atsinanana 1,208,000
Atsinanana 1,747,000
Betsiboka 464,000
Boeny 1,096,000
Bongolava 794,000
Diana 1,047,000
Haute Matsiatra (Matsiatra Ambony) 1,704,000
Ihorombe 493,000
Itasy 1,057,000
Melaky 365,000
Menabe 825,000
Sava 1,322,000
Sofia 1,766,000
Vakinankaratra 2,442,000
Vatovavy-Fitovinany 1,690,000
Provinces:  22 30,229,000
UN Country Population 31,057,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Bushi buc 1 1 Translation Needed
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Comorian, Maore swb 1 1 New Testament
Comorian, Mwali wlc 1 1 Unspecified
Comorian, Ndzwani wni 1 1 Bible Portions
Comorian, Ngazidja zdj 1 1 Bible Portions
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 1 Complete Bible
Malagasy Sign Language mzc 1 0 Translation Started
Malagasy, Antankarana xmv 1 1 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Bara bhr 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Masikoro msh 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Merina plt 13 0 Complete Bible
Malagasy, Northern Betsimisaraka bmm 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Sakalava skg 2 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Southern Betsimisaraka bzc 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly tdx 2 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Tanosy txy 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Tesaka tkg 1 0 Bible Portions
Malagasy, Tsimihety xmw 1 0 Bible Portions
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Morisyen mfe 1 0 New Testament
Reunion Creole French rcf 1 0 Bible Portions
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 26 40 11   8 8 22 23 11
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Madagascar Statistics
People Groups 40
Unreached People Groups 11  (27.5%)
Population 30,955,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.8%
Population in Unreached 489,000  (1.6%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 49.6%
Percent Evangelical 6.1%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 15
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 37%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code MA
Official Language(s) Malagasy, MerinaFrench
Literacy Rate 75%
Estimated Illiterate Population 7,739,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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