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 (ăn′tə-năn′ə-rē′vō, än′tə-nä′nə-)
The capital and largest city of Madagascar, in the east-central part of the country. It was founded in the 17th century as a walled citadel. The city is also known by its French name, Tananarive.
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(Placename) the capital of Madagascar, on the central plateau: founded in the 17th century by a Hova chief; university (1961). Pop: 1 808 000 (2005 est). Former name: Tananarive
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(ˌɑn təˌnɑ nəˈri voʊ, ˌæn təˌnæn ə-)

the capital of Madagascar, in the central part. 1,250,000. Formerly, Tananarive.
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Noun1.Antananarivo - the capital and largest city of MadagascarAntananarivo - the capital and largest city of Madagascar
Madagascar, Malagasy Republic, Republic of Madagascar - a republic on the island of Madagascar; achieved independence from France in 1960
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