See also: malagasy

English Edit

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Etymology Edit

From Malagasy malagasy, connected to "Mālāī-Jezīra", island of Malais. Compare English Madagascar, which by folk etymology comes from Marco Polo's misreading of Mogadishu whereas it should be Arabic جَزِيرَة المَالَائِيّ(jazīrat al-mālāʔiyy, The Island of Mālāī).

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmæləˈɡæsi/, /mæləˈɡeɪzi/

Noun Edit

Malagasy (countable and uncountable, plural Malagasy or Malagasies)

  1. (countable) A person from Madagascar or of Malagasy descent.
  2. (uncountable) The languages of Madagascar or of the Malagasy people, when considered to be one language.
  3. (in particular) The chief lect of this language or language group.

Translations Edit

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Adjective Edit

Malagasy (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Madagascar.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Malagasy people.
  3. Of, pertaining to or in the Malagasy language.

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See also Edit

Further reading Edit

Malagasy edition of Wiktionary