Malagasy, Sakalava

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A language of Madagascar

Population

1,210,000 (2014 SIL). Based on extrapolations of latest census figures to report on Malagasy people groups (2014 L. Bouwer).

Location

Diana, Sofia, Boeny, Betsiboka, Melaky, Menabe and (coastline only) Atsimo-Andrefana regions; western Bongolava, Vakinankaratra, and Amoron’i Mania regions.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Menabe, Northern Sakalava Boeny, Southern Sakalava Boeny, Vezo. A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].