Malagasy, Masikoro

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A language of Madagascar

Population

550,000 (2006). Ethnic population: A quarter are Masikoro; the rest are Masikoro speakers from other ethnic groups.

Location

Atsimo-Andrefana region: Moromba south to Tollara; coastal Menabe region: near Mangoky river; inland near Mozambique Channel.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 72% with the Merina dialect of Plateau Malagasy [plt]. A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2008–2015.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].