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Miarisoa speaking Malagasy and Plateau

Malagasy is spoken by 18 million people in the island nation of Madagascar, where it shares co-official status with French. A literary language since the fifteenth century, Malagasy has had various writing systems — including Sorabe, an alphabet based on Arabic script — but today is written with Latin. An Austronesian language, it is most closely related to Bornean and Filipino languages. Read more on Wikipedia: