2019
Antananarivo, Madagascar
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“Antananarivo, Madagascar,” Liahona, October 2019

The Church Is Here

Antananarivo, Madagascar

Madagascar: Rice Planting

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