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Ethnic group of Madagascar.

The Tsimihety primarily inhabit northern Madagascar. They speak Malagasy, a Malayo-Polynesian language. Tsimihety means “those who do not cut their hair.” Over 1,429,000 people consider themselves Tsimihety.


Subjects: African Studies.

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