Definition of Madagascar
island located in the western Indian Ocean off southeastern Africa and noted for its unique flora and fauna; formerly a French territory; became a republic of the French Community as the Malagasy Republic\ˌma-lə-ˈga-sē\ play or French République Malgache \rā-pue-ˈblēk-mäl-ˈgäsh\play in 1958; name changed to Madagascar in 1975; capital Antananarivo area 226,657 square miles (589,308 square kilometers), population 21,842,000
Madagascanplay \ˌma-də-ˈgas-kən\ adj or noun
MADAGASCAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Madagascar for English Language Learners
: island country in the Indian Ocean
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