More than 25 million inhabitants is the number of the population of Madagascar. The Big Island is made up of several ethnic groups and communities.
Afro-Asians represent 98% of the population of Madagascar including 18 ethnic groups. The most numerous are the Merina with a percentage of 25% and then the Betsileo who occupy the 12%.
Other communities like the Comorians occupy the 0.3%, the European community, French in general represent the 0.4%, for the Indian community is 0.2% who are from Pakistan and arrived during the twentieth century and the Cantonese Chinese remain the least numerous at 0.1%.