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Malagasy is a language cluster spoken in Madagascar and neighboring islands. Malagasy belongs to the Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) family of languages.
The dialects of Malagasy are closely related, having only formed in the past 2,000 years after Madagascar was claimed by an Indonesian people.
The Malagasy dialects contain loanwords from Arab, Bantu, English, French, and Swahili.
The Merina dialect, written in the Roman alphabet, has been Madagascar’s official language since 1820.
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Malagasy Quick Facts
Alternate Names & Spellings: No alternative names. Dialects: Merina, Betsileo, Sihanaka, Bezanozano, Tanala.
Language Family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Barito, East, Malagasy
Official Language of: Madagascar
Spoken by Approximately 5,940,000 people
Also Spoken In: United States