Malagasy, Tsimihety

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A language of Madagascar

Alternate Names
Tsimihety
Population

1,615,000 (2011).

Location

Sofia and Sava regions; east into Analanjirofo region; smaller areas in Diana and Alaotra-Mangoro regions.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 68% with the Merina dialect of Plateau Malagasy [plt]. A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].

Typology

VOS.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1924.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].