Malagasy translation services


Austronesian > Malayo-Polynesian



Text direction



6 million

Other names

Official language


Interesting Fact

The national language of Madagascar, Malagasy is much more closely linked to the languages of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines than the languages spoken nearby in Africa.


Malagasy is an Austronesian language spoken in Madagascar, just off the African coast, and is related to Malayo-Polynesian languages such as Tagalog (Philippines), Malay (Malaysia), Maori (New Zealand) and Fijian (Fiji).

The national language of Madagascar is the Merina dialect of Malagasy, which is one of the two official languages of Madagascar alongside French. Until 2007, English was the third national language. The second most common dialect, alongside Merina, is Sakalava which shares a 70% similarity in vocabulary.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Transcreation / Subtitling / Localization / Adaptation / Copywriting / Authoring / Proofreading / Revision / Editing / Translation quality assurance / Terminology / Linguistic validation / Glossary creation / Dubbing / Voice-overs / Transcription / Typesetting / Simultaneous interpreting / Consecutive interpreting / Conference interpreting / Telephone interpreting / Public service interpreting / Interpreting equipment hire / Foreign language consulting

Need help with Malagasy or some more advice?

Back to top