Malagasy, Southern Betsimisaraka

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A language of Madagascar

Alternate Names
Betsimisaraka Antatsimo Malagasy, Betsimisaraka Malagasy
Population

2,000,000 (2011 SIL).

Location

Atsinanana, Atsimo-Atsinanana, Amoron’i Mania, and Vakinankaratra, and Vatovavy-Fitovinany regions; Alaotra-Mangoro region: south border; Mahanoro, Nosy Varika, Mananjary, and Manakara Atsimo districts.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].

Language Use

All domains, except education, religion, and government. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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