Malagasy

noun
Mal·​a·​gasy | \ ˌma-lə-ˈga-sē How to pronounce Malagasy (audio) , ˌmä-lə-ˈgä-sē How to pronounce Malagasy (audio) , -shē \
plural Malagasy also Malagasies

Definition of Malagasy

1 : a member of a people of Indonesian and African origin who inhabit Madagascar
2 : the Austronesian language of the Malagasy people

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Malagasy adjective

First Known Use of Malagasy

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Malagasy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malagasy. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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