Malagasy, Tanosy

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A language of Madagascar

Population

639,000 (2011 SIL).

Location

Fianarantsoa province: Atsimo-Atsinanana region, Mahafaly area and northeast; Toliara province: Androy, Anosy, and Atsimo-Andrefana regions, southeast coast.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 75% with the Merina dialect of Plateau Malagasy [plt]. A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].

Language Use

Used by all.

Language Development

Bible portions: 2014.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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