from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Madagascar.
- n. The Austronesian language of the Malagasy.
- adj. Of or relating to Madagascar, the Malagasy, or their language or culture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person from Madagascar or of Malagasy descent.
- proper n. The languages of Madagascar or of the Malagasy people, when considered to be one language.
- proper n. The chief lect of this language or language group.
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Madagascar.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Malagasy people.
- adj. Of, pertaining to or in the Malagasy language.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A native or natives of Madagascar; also (sing.), the language.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Madagascar or its inhabitants.
- n. A native of Madagascar; a member of any of the races or tribes inhabiting that island.
- n. The language of Madagascar.
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Malagasy is awesome, you know how in English you've got "here" vs "there"?
Thanks, I hadn't realized how much elision of vowels there was -- this page says "Unstressed vowels are often elided, e.g., word Malagasy with accent on the syllable -ga- is pronounced as malgas."
In the so-called Malagasy textile, each warp is made from 96 spun strands of spider silk and each brocading weft has 10 of those threads together - so 960 strands in total.
Madagascar, or Republic of Madagascar/older name Malagasy Republic/République malgache is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa.
Madagascar, or Republic of Madagascar/older name Malagasy
Or the final y may not be pronounced at all; for example, "Malagasy" is pronounced the same as "malgache".
This was with the full approval of the king, who was a kind of Malagasy Peter the Great, and ardently desired that his people should be enlightened.
"Notanisaina teny an-kianja daholo androany ireo teboka efa ho folo lazain'ireo mpomba an'i Andry fa fanitsakitsahana lalampanorenana nataon'Atoa Ravalomanana Marc, ka tafiditra ho isan'ny tena antony azo analana azy amin'ny toerany, ka isan'izany ny resaha 'haute trahison' momba ny fanafarana mpikarama an'ady hamono ny taranaka Malagasy, ny fanaovana fanavakavahana ara-pinoana sns ….
Malagasy · Japan: Fisintahan'ny mpizahatany Japoney an'Italia
Malagasy · Madagasikara: Fanafahana mpitolona, fanoheran'ny mpanao gazety ny sivana