Malagasy, Southern Betsimisaraka

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A language of Madagascar

Alternate Names
Betsimisaraka Antatsimo Malagasy
Population

1,830,000 (2006 SIL). Ethnic population: Tandroy 864,600; Mahafaly 330,000; Karimbola 103,000.

Location

East coast, Toamasina Province, Mahanoro district; Fianarantsoa Province, Nosy Varika, Mananjary, and Manakara Atsimo districts.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

All domains, except education, religion, and government. Positive attitudes.

Other Comments

Traditional religion.