Malagasy, Bara

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A language of Madagascar

Autonym
Bara Malagasy
Population

724,000 (2011 SIL).

Location

Antananarivo province: Vakinankaratra region; Fianarantsoa province: Amoron’i Mania, Ihorombe, and Haute Matsiatra regions; Toliara province.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 69% with the Merina dialect of Plateau Malagasy [plt]. A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].

Language Use

Used by all.

Language Development
Bible portions: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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