What African country speaks Malagasy?

What African country speaks Malagasy?

Malagasy language

Native to Madagascar Mayotte
Ethnicity Malagasy
Native speakers 25 million (2015)
Language family Austronesian Malayo-Polynesian Barito East Barito Malagasy

What language is closest to Malagasy?

The language most closely related to Malagasy is Maanyan (Greater Barito East group of the Austronesian family), but related languages are also in Sulawesi, Malaysia and Sumatra.

What language is mostly spoken in Senegal?

French is the official language. Other languages spoken are Wolof, Pulaar, Serer, Diola and Mandingo.

What language is closest to Wolof?

Unlike most other languages of the Niger-Congo family, Wolof is not a tonal language. Wolof is the most widely spoken language in Senegal, spoken natively by the Wolof people (40% of the population) but also by most other Senegalese as a second language….Wolof language.

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Areas where Wolof is spoken

Is Malagasy an African language?

Madagascar/Official languages

Is Malagasy similar to French?

Madagascar has two official languages: Malagasy and French. Both were named official languages of the newly established Malagasy Republic in the first Constitution of 1958….Greetings.

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Why do Senegal speak French?

Senegal leaves the French So the president of Senegal, Léopold Sédar Senghor and his people decided to keep all of their ‘Frenchness’ because they have been like this for so many years they were used to it. So they kept their name and their official language, French.

What are the 39 languages spoken in Senegal?

The national languages of Senegal include Wolof, Pulaar, Mandinka, Balanta-Ganja, Mandjak, Hassaniya Arabic, Noon, Jola-Fonyi, Serer, Soninke, and Mankanya. Of these national languages, Wolof is the most widely spoken.

Is Wolof hard to learn?

Most Wolof speaking people would agree that Wolof is a very difficult language to teach. It’s complexity and lack of tight conventions are two of many reasons why many Wolofs feel that Wolof is simply unteachable — even to those eager to learn.

What are the official languages spoken in Senegal?

Some 39 languages are spoken in Senegal, including French (the official language) and Arabic. Linguists divide the African languages spoken there into two families: Atlantic and Mande. The Atlantic family, generally found in the western half of the country, contains the languages most widely spoken in Senegal—Wolof, Serer, Fula, and Diola.

What kind of language is spoken in Madagascar?

Malagasy is a Malayo-Polynesian macrolanguage of the Austronesian language family whose name refers to the dozen varieties of language (most scholars say there are exactly 12) that can be found throughout the island. The varieties are mostly mutually intelligible with one another, but are different enough to not be considered exactly the same.

Why is the baobab important to the Malagasy people?

The baobab, also called “reniala” (“mother of the forest”) in Malagasy, is a 100% secular Malagasy tree. There are eight species on earth and six of them are endemic to the island. The baobab constitutes an important reserve of water which allows it to tolerate extreme climatic conditions.

Where to see the baobab tree in Madagascar?

The ideal place to admire the baobab trees is in Morondava : the alley of baobab. But it can also be seen in Majunga and Tulear, as well as in the parks of Anakarafantsika, Vohibisa, et Kirindy Mitea.


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