Antananarivo, Madagascar
    Footnotes

    “Antananarivo, Madagascar,” Ensign, October 2019

    The Church Is Here

    Antananarivo, Madagascar

    women planting a rice paddy in Madagascar

    Photograph from Getty Images

    Here are a few facts about Madagascar and the Church there:

    18

    Indigenous tribes on the island

    5

    Major cultural influences: Polynesian, Arabic, Asian, African, and French

    26

    Million people in Madagascar

    2

    Official languages: Malagasy and French

    12,000

    Church members

    40

    Congregations

    1986: First Malagasy member baptized, in Bordeaux, France

    1990: Five people baptized and confirmed

    1998: First mission created

    2000: First stake created