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Malagasy

[mal-uh-gas-ee] /ˌmæl əˈgæs i/
noun, plural Malagasy, Malagasies for 1.
1.
a member of any of various peoples native to the island of Madagascar.
2.
the Austronesian language of Madagascar.
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Malagasy

/ˌmæləˈɡæzɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) -gasy, -gasies. a native or inhabitant of Madagascar
2.
the official language of Madagascar belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
adjective
3.
of or relating to Madagascar, its people, or their language
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Word Origin and History for Malagasy

"pertaining to Madagascar," large island off the coast of Africa, 1835, apparently a native alteration of Madagascar.

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