Malagasy, Tandroy-Mahafaly

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A language of Madagascar

Alternate Names
Tandroy
Population

1,300,000 (2006). Tandroy 865,000; Mahafaly 330,000; Karimbola 103,000.

Location

South, Toliara Province, Beloha, Tsihombe, Ambovombe, and Bekily districts.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 62% with the Merina dialect of Plateau Malagasy [plt]. A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].