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n. pl. Malagasy or Mal·a·gas·ies
1. A native or inhabitant of Madagascar.
2. The Austronesian language of the Malagasy.
Of or relating to Madagascar, the Malagasy, or their language or culture.
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npl -gasy or -gasies
1. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Madagascar
2. (Languages) the official language of Madagascar belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
3. (Placename) of or relating to Madagascar, its people, or their language
4. (Languages) of or relating to Madagascar, its people, or their language
5. (Peoples) of or relating to Madagascar, its people, or their language
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(ˌmæl əˈgæs i)

n., pl. -gas•ies, (esp. collectively) -gas•y, n.
1. a member of any of a group of peoples of African and Indonesian origin who inhabit the island of Madagascar.
2. the Austronesian speech of the Malagasy.
3. of or pertaining to the Malagasy, their language, or the Republic of Madagascar.
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A. ADJmadagascarí
B. Nmadagascarí mf
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