Malagasy, Tanosy

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A language of Madagascar

Population

510,000 (2006).

Location

Atsimo-Andrefana, Anosy, and Androy regions; southeast coast, south of Onilahy river; Atsimo-Atsinanana region: south of Ibara, Mahafaly area and northeast.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 75% with the Merina dialect of Plateau Malagasy [plt]. A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2014.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].