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(Placename) the former name (1958–75) of Madagascar
Mad•a•gas•car(ˌmæd əˈgæs kər)
an island republic in the Indian Ocean, about 240 mi. (385 km) off the SE coast of Africa: formerly a French colony; gained independence 1960. 14,873,387; 226,657 sq. mi. (587,041 sq. km). Cap.: Antananarivo. Formerly, Malagasy Republic.
Mad`a•gas′can, n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||Malagasy Republic - a republic on the island of Madagascar; achieved independence from France in 1960|
Madagascar - an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa; the 4th largest island in the world
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Madagascan - a native or inhabitant of Madagascar