Malagasy, Tsimihety

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A language of Madagascar

Alternate Names
Tsimihety
Autonym
Tsimihety Malagasy
Population

1,615,000 (2011 SIL).

Location

Analanjirofo, Sava and Sofia regions; Alaotra-Mangoro and Diana regions: small areas.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 68% with the Merina dialect of Plateau Malagasy [plt]. A member of macrolanguage Malagasy [mlg].

Typology

VOS.

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1924.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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