Madagascar MG

592,716

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

63,294

Indicated decisions 2014

24.2 million

Population

10.8 million

Christians
2.3 million are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Madagascar
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 135.11% (20th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 14.43% (23rd).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    155/187
  • Internet Access

    73.48% (34th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Malagasy (97.5%); French (0.5%) Reunionese (0.4%); Guajarati (0.3%); Chinese (0.3%).
  • Common Languages

    Malagasy, French, English
  • Economy

    This is the world’s 11th poorest nation; Most live by subsistence farming or fishing.
    Poor water and sanitation, infrastructure, and farming techniques all hinder progress.
    The country has many unique plants and animals, and many ethnic groups.
  • History / Politics

    Gained independence from France in 1960.
    A coup occurred in 2009, but a fair election occurred in 2014 and it is now a democracy.
  • Spirituality

    Many Christians still practice witchcraft or ancestor worship.
    Several revivals have occurred throughout history, most recently in the 1980’s.
    The latest occurred primarily in the student population and among lay people.
    Mainline churches oppose the entry of charismatic churches.
  • Prayers

    Pray for the less reached areas and for Christian broadcasts in remote areas.
    Pray that political stability will occur and that the nation will develop economically.
    Pray that the traditional religious practices will be eliminated by Christians.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.