The Zafisoro are a Malagasy ethnic group inhabiting a portion of the southeastern coast of Madagascar.[1] The Zafisoro 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.[2]

Distribution of Malagasy ethnic groups



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