Malagasy

Malagasy

[mal-uh-gas-ee]
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)
 
n , -gasy, -gasies
1.  a native or inhabitant of Madagascar
2.  the official language of Madagascar belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
 
adj
3.  of or relating to Madagascar, its people, or their language

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Malagasy
"pertaining to Madagascar," large island off the coast of Africa, 1835, unexplained alteration of Madagascar.
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