geographical name
Mad·​a·​gas·​car | \ ˌma-də-ˈga-skər How to pronounce Madagascar (audio) , -ˌskär\

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 Mal*a*gasy Republic \ ˌma-​lə-​ˈga-​sē How to pronounce ˌma-lə-ˈga-sē (audio)\ in 1958 ; name changed to Madagascar in 1975; capital Antananarivo area 226,657 square miles (589,308 square kilometers), population 21,842,000

Other Words from Madagascar

Madagascan \ ˌma-​də-​ˈga-​skən How to pronounce Madagascan (audio) \ adjective or noun

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