Antambahoaka

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Antambahoaka
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Elder of an Antambahoaka village, 1908
Total population
c. 50,000
Regions with significant populations
Madagascar
Languages
Malagasy
Related ethnic groups
Other Malagasy groups, Austronesian peoples

The Antambahoaka are the least numerous ethnic group in Madagascar. They inhabit a small region along the southeastern coast of Madagascar near Mananjary and share their origins with the partially Arab Antaimoro people.[1] [2] Around 50,000 people identified as Antambahoaka in 2013.[3] The Antambahoaka speak a dialect of the Malagasy language, which is a branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language group derived from the Barito languages, spoken in southern Borneo.[4]

Distribution of Malagasy ethnic groups

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