Peace Corps - Malagasy Language Lessons

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Malagasy Introduction

Malagasy- Lesson 1

Malagasy- Lesson 10

Malagasy- Lesson 11

Malagasy- Lesson 12

Malagasy- Lesson 13

Malagasy- Lesson 14

Malagasy- Lesson 2

Malagasy- Lesson 3

Malagasy- Lesson 4

Malagasy- Lesson 5

Malagasy- Lesson 6

Malagasy- Lesson 7

Malagasy- Lesson 8

Malagasy- Lesson 9


US Peace Corps Malagasy  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
This Malagasy course is designed to teach you the basic survival level of Malagasy you would need. There are 32 lessons that cover the following subjects:

Lesson 1: MALAGASY ALPHABET
Lesson 2: GREETINGS
Lesson 3: INTRODUCTIONS
Lesson 4: FAMILY
Lesson 5: BASIC SENTENCE STRUCTURES
Lesson 6: BASIC NEEDS
Lesson 7: QUESTION WORDS
Lesson 8: COMMANDS AND REQUESTS
Lesson 9: NUMBERS
Lesson 10: FOOD
Lesson 11: DAYS OF THE WEEK AND PARTS OF THE DAY
Lesson 13: COLORS
Lesson 14: FURNITURE IN THE HOUSE

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Madagascar : 1993-2009, 2009-present

PROGRAM SECTORS
Madagascar : Education, Environment, Agriculture, Health, Business

Malagasy 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. The Malagasy language is not related to nearby African languages, instead it is the westernmost member of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family.

This was noted in 1708 by the Dutch scholar Adriaan Reland. It is related to the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, and more closely to the Southeast Barito languages spoken in Borneo except for its Polynesian morphophonemics. Malagasy shares much of its basic vocabulary with the Ma'anyan language, a language from the region of the Barito River in southern Borneo. This indicates that Madagascar was first settled by Austronesian people from Maritime Southeast Asia who had passed through Borneo.

According to the literature, the first Austronesian settlement may have taken place around the 7th century AD. The migrations continued along the first millennium, as confirmed by linguistics researchers who showed the close relationship between the Malagasy language and Old Malay and Old Javanese languages of this period.

Malagasy is spoken in: Madagascar

Malagasy is also called: Antankarana, Tankarana

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