Malagasy language resources – Language Links Database

Malagasy (Malagasy pronunciation: [ˌmalaˈɡasʲ]) is an Austronesian language and the national language of Madagascar. Most people in Madagascar speak it as a first language, as do some people of Malagasy descent elsewhere.

More information: Wikipedia

Native speakers: 25 million (2015)

Official language in: Madagascar

Malagasy Grammar and Pronunciation

  • - Malagasy Grammar
  • - Malagasy alphabet and pronunciation
  • An Introductory to the Malagasy language (PDF)
  • - “All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.”
  • - this site is designed to teach you and help you learn Malagasy for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer).
  • - frequency list, vocabulary, grammar and many more

Malagasy Reading Materials

  • NY VALOSOA VAOVAO - a newspaper online
  • Malagasy Reading - “If you're trying to practice your Malagasy Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Malagasy and the second part is in English.”
  • Google Book A concise grammar of the Malagasy language

Malagasy Dictionaries

Malagasy Listening and Video Resources


TV / Video / Movies

If you want to help with expanding this list of resources, please send me your suggestions here.