Madagascar

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geographical name Mad·a·gas·car \ˌma-də-ˈgas-kər, -kär\

Definition of Madagascar

  1. 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 Republicplay \ˌma-lə-ˈga-sē\ or French République Malgacheplay \rā-pue-ˈblēk-mäl-ˈgäsh\ in 1958; name changed to Madagascar in 1975; capital Antananarivo area 226,657 square miles (589,308 square kilometers), population 21,842,000

Madagascan

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MADAGASCAR Defined for English Language Learners

Madagascar

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Definition of Madagascar for English Language Learners

  • : island country in the Indian Ocean



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