Malagasy, Southern Betsimisaraka

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A language of Madagascar

Alternate Names
Antatsimo, Betsimisaraka
Population

2,000,000 (2011 SIL).

Location

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