Malagasy, Sakalava

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A language of Madagascar

Population

350,000 (2001 SIL). Ethnic population: Estimated 1,210 total Sakalava.

Location

Northwest, Mahajanga Province, Maintirano, Morafenobe, Besalampy, Soalala, Mitsinjo, Ambato Boina, Marovoay, Mahajanga, and Analalava districts; Antsiranana Province, Ambanja district.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Northern Boina Sakalava, Southern Boina Sakalava, Vezo.