Malagasy, Bara

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A language of Madagascar

Population

600,000 (2006).

Location

Atsimo-Andrefana, Ihorombe, Anosy and into Atsimo-Atsinanana regions: west of Tesaka [tkg] language area; Amoron’i Mania, Menabe, and Vakinankaratra regions; some in Androy and western Haute Matsiatra regions.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 69% with the Merina dialect of Plateau Malagasy [plt]. A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].