n Language Matters : Studies in the Languages of Southern Africa - Towards a sociolinguistic profile of Madagascar : issues of diversity

Volume 36, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-5986



This article attempts to lay the foundation for a sociolinguistic profile of Madagascar. After giving a brief historical overview of the main language planning events in the country, the sociolinguistic research on Madagascar is reviewed. A brief overview of the linguistic variety of Madagascar is given and the issue of diversity versus unity is highlighted.

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