Malagasy, Southern Betsimisaraka

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A language of Madagascar

Alternate Names
Betsimisaraka Antatsimo Malagasy
Population

1,830,000 (2006 SIL).

Location

Atsinanana, Atsimo-Atsinanana, Amoron’i Mania, and Vakinankaratra, and Vatovavy-Fitovinany regions; Alaotra-Mangoro region: south border; Mahanoro, Nosy Varika, Mananjary, and Manakara Atsimo districts.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].

Language Use

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

Other Comments

Traditional religion.