Malagasy Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Madagascar

Everything known about all Malagasy words

This website contains the largest collection of Malagasy words and expressions ever assembled, as well as many facts and illustrations about Madagascar.

It is available free of charge on the worldwide web. It does not make advertisements.

To find a word:

  • browse the many lists provided at the top of the page, or
  • type in the input field at the top of the page a Malagasy, English or French word.

A comment icon () at the bottom of each page allows you to send us emails to report problems and suggestions. See the page Inquiries.

Contents of the web site

92 000 Malagasy words (How are they counted?)
26 000French words
13 000Malagasy expressions
12 000English words
8 000proverbs
4 000acronyms, symbols, marks, abbreviations, etc.
1 000toponymes
1 000illustrations
600anthroponyms
50Italian words (experimental)
20German words (experimental)
2Russian words (experimental)


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