Malagasy, Sakalava

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A language of Madagascar

Population

1,210,000 (2014 SIL). Based on extrapolations of latest census figures to report on Malagasy people groups (2014 L. Bouwer).

Location

Antananarivo province: western Bongolava and Vakinankaratra regions; Antsiranana province: Diana region; Fianarantsoa province: western Amoron’i Mania region; Mahajanga province; Toliara province: Atsimo-Andrefana and Menabe (coastline only) regions.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Vezo, Northern Sakalava Boeny, Southern Sakalava Boeny, Menabe. A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].

Language Use

Used by all.

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