|Number of speakers|| 22.2 million (native)|
39 million (total)
|Spoken in||Bayau (official and national)|
|Writing system|| * Latin alphabet (officially)
Bayau language is a language spoken in Bayau, where it has the official and national language status. This language is closely related to the Malagasy language. Even if it is very close to Malagasy, mutual understanding is quite difficult as both language do not articulate the same way.