Malagasy word list with pronounciation recorded


Notes on pronunciation

Malagasy pronunciation is not complicated. Words are pronounced essentially as they are written. Exceptions and peculiarities of pronunciation are summarized in the table below. The final vowel a and some final syllables are almost silent. The final e and o is, however, always pronounced. In written form, the i at the end of the word is written as y. In compound words it again becomes i, as in marary - mararin-​​teny. In the following table, the pronunciation is marked with formal phonetic alphabet IPA in square brackets. In the examples, where possible, it is marked in an informal way by approximate equivalents in English.

Words, including those of single syllable, have proper accent. It is usually placed on the penultimate syllable. If a word ends in two vowels (eg. mahay), the stress is placed on the last syllable. For words ending in -na, -ka or -tra the focus shifts to the third syllable from the end. Words borrowed from foreign languages ​​may have irregular accent. In the following examples, the focus is idicated by an uderline.

h ~ [h] almost silent, ex: ahy ~ /ahy/
j ~ [dz], ex: mijery ~ /midzeri/
ô ~ [o], ex: tely ~ /hoteli/
o ~ [u], ex: folo ~ /fulʷ/
s ~ [ʃ], between /s/ and /sh/, ex: saka ~ /shahkə/
ao ~ [o], ex: taona ~ /tonə/
ao ~ [au] end of word, ex: manao ~ /manau/
oa ~ [o], ex: toaka ~ /tokə/
oa ~ [uə] end of word, ex: roa ~ /ruə/
ts ~ [ʈʂ] ex: betsaka ~ /beʈʂakə/
tr ~ [ʈʳ] /trsh/, ex: trano ~ /ʈʳanu/
dr ~ [ɖʳ] /drsh/, ex: andro ~ /anɖʳu/
ñ, n̈ ~ [ɲ], as Spanish /ñ/, in dialectal words, ex: mañelo ~ /mañelu/


My thanks to Toky Ranarivony for his patience during recording of pronunciation (yes, it is his voice!).

Malagasy

A

adala[♫]

adana[♫]

adiny[♫]

adiresy[♫]

ady[♫]ady hevitra[♫]

afaka[♫]

afakampitso[♫]

afakomaly[♫]

afa-tsy[♫]

afo[♫]

afobe[♫]

afokasoka[♫]

afovoany[♫]

aho[♫]

ahoana?[♫]

ahy[♫]ahy[♫]

aisy[♫]

aiza?[♫]

ajanona[♫]

akaiky[♫]

akama[♫]

akanga[♫]

akanjo[♫]

akany[♫]

akio[♫]

akipaho[♫]

akoho[♫]akoho[♫]akoho mpanatody[♫]

akohokely[♫]

akoholahy[♫]

akohovavy[♫]

akondro[♫]

akorandriaka[♫]

ala[♫]ala[♫]ala[♫]ala mikitroka[♫]

alahady[♫]

alahelo[♫]

alakamisy[♫]alakamisy ho avy[♫]

alalana[♫]

alarobia[♫]

alatsinainy[♫]

alika[♫]

alina[♫]alina[♫]

aloa[♫]

aloha[♫]aloha[♫]

aloka[♫]

alona[♫]

amalona[♫]

aman-dreny[♫]

ambany[♫]

ambara[♫]

ambasady[♫]

amboarina[♫]

ambokony[♫]

ambony[♫]

amidy[♫]

aminao[♫]

aminay[♫]

amintsika[♫]

amorona[♫]

amoron-dranomasina[♫]

ampahazatony[♫]

ampahefany[♫]

ampalibe[♫]

ampelantanana[♫]ampelantanana[♫]

ampiana[♫]

ampio[♫]

ampondra[♫]

ampy[♫]

amy[♫]

anabavy[♫]

anana[♫]

anankiray[♫]

anantsinahy[♫]

anao[♫]

anarana[♫]

anareo[♫]

anatra[♫]

anaty[♫]anaty[♫]anaty[♫]

anay[♫]

andafy[♫]

andavanandro[♫]

ando[♫]

andra[♫]

andrana[♫]

andrefana[♫]

Andriamanitra[♫]

andriamatoa[♫]

andro[♫]andro[♫]andro[♫]

androany[♫]

anelanelany[♫]anelanelany[♫]

angaha[♫]

angano[♫]

angarina[♫]

angatahina[♫]

angidina[♫]

Angletera[♫]

angona[♫]

an'i[♫]

anie[♫]

anilany[♫]

anio[♫]

anjara[♫]

ankavanana[♫]

ankavia[♫]

ankehitriny[♫]

ankina[♫]

ankizy[♫]

ankoatra[♫]

anokanana[♫]

anoloana[♫]

anomezana[♫]

antenatenany[♫]

antibiôtika[♫]

anti-panahy[♫]

antitra[♫]antitra[♫]

antoandro[♫]

antra[♫]antra[♫]

antsa[♫]

antsantsa[♫]

antsasany[♫]

antsika[♫]

antso[♫]

antsoina[♫]

antsy[♫]

any[♫]any amin'ny[♫]

ao[♫]

aogositra[♫]

aoriana[♫]aoriana[♫]

aorina[♫]

aotra[♫]

apetraka[♫]

aprily[♫]

arabe[♫]

araka[♫]

aretina[♫]

aretin-doha[♫]

areti-nify[♫]

aretin-kibo[♫]

aretin-tenda[♫]

arina[♫]

arintany[♫]

aritra[♫]

arivo[♫]

aro[♫]

aroa[♫]

aromoka[♫]

arovy[♫]

ary[♫]ary[♫]ary[♫]ary[♫]

asa[♫]asa[♫]

asiana[♫]

atao[♫]

ataovy[♫]

atidoha[♫]

ato[♫]

atody[♫]

atolotra[♫]

atosika[♫]

atrehina[♫]

atsimo[♫]

atsinanana[♫]

atsy[♫]

aty[♫]aty[♫]aty[♫]

avana[♫]

avaratra[♫]

avela[♫]

aviavy[♫]

avo[♫]

avoka[♫]

avokoa[♫]

avy hatrany[♫]

avy misakafo[♫]

aza[♫]aza[♫]aza manahy[♫]

azafady[♫]

azo[♫]

azoko[♫]

azy[♫]azy[♫]azy ireo[♫]

B

ba betsaka[♫]

baba ra[♫]

babaka[♫]babaka[♫]

Baiboly[♫]

bala[♫]

banjino[♫]

banky[♫]

baolina[♫]

baranjely[♫]

basia[♫]

basivava[♫]

basy[♫]basy[♫]

batemy[♫]

be[♫]be dia be[♫]be fo[♫]be loatra[♫]be saina[♫]be sitrapo[♫]

bebaka[♫]

bebekokoa[♫]

belza[♫]

Belza[♫]

besavily[♫]

betsaka[♫]

bibikely[♫]

bibilava[♫]

biby[♫]

biriky[♫]

bisikilety[♫]

bitro[♫]

bodofotsy[♫]

boky[♫]

bolo[♫]

boloky[♫]

bomba[♫]

boronono[♫]

bozaka[♫]

D

dada[♫]

dadabe[♫]

dadafara[♫]

dadatoa[♫]

daholo[♫]

danika[♫]

daty[♫]

desambra[♫]

dia[♫]dia[♫]dia[♫]dia[♫]

diakona[♫]

dibera[♫]

didy[♫]didy[♫]

dieny[♫]

dihy[♫]

dimampolo[♫]

dimanjato[♫]

dimy[♫]dimy ambin'ny folo[♫]dimy amby roapolo[♫]

dinta[♫]

dio[♫]

dipoavatra[♫]

diso[♫]diso fanantenana[♫]

dite[♫]

divay[♫]

do[♫]

dokotera[♫]

domohina[♫]

drafitra[♫]

E

efa[♫]

efajato[♫]

efapolo[♫]

efatra[♫]efatra ambin'ny folo[♫]efatra amby roapolo[♫]

efitra[♫]efitra[♫]efitra fandroana[♫]

efitrano[♫]

ekena[♫]

ela[♫]ela[♫]

elo[♫]elo[♫]

emboka[♫]

endrika[♫]endrika[♫]

enga[♫]

enimpolo[♫]

enina[♫]enina ambin'ny folo[♫]

eninjato[♫]

entana[♫]

eran'ny siny[♫]

erotra[♫]

ery[♫]

esorina[♫]

eto[♫]

etry[♫]

etsy[♫]

ety[♫]

ezaka[♫]

F

fa[♫]fa[♫]

fafa[♫]

faha-[♫]faha-[♫]

fahadisoam-panantenana[♫]

fahafaliana[♫]

fahafinaretana[♫]

fahalavorary[♫]

fahamarinana[♫]

faharoa[♫]

fahasalamana[♫]

fahatelo[♫]fahatelo[♫]

fahatsiarovana[♫]

fahatsorana[♫]

fahavaratra[♫]

fahazavana[♫]

fahefany[♫]

fahendrena[♫]

fahosana[♫]

fakantsary[♫]

faly[♫]faly[♫]

famafa[♫]

famaizana[♫]

famaky[♫]

famantarana[♫]

famantaranandro[♫]

fambolena[♫]

famelana[♫]

famindra[♫]

fampitsitsirana[♫]

fan-[♫]

fanafody[♫]

fanahy[♫]fanahy[♫]Fanahy Masina[♫]

fanaintainana[♫]

fanajana[♫]

fanalahidy[♫]

fanambadiana[♫]

fanandramana[♫]

fanantenana[♫]

fanao[♫]

fanapahan-kevitra[♫]

fanasana[♫]fanasana[♫]

fandeferana[♫]

fandriam-pahalemana[♫]

fandriana[♫]

fandroana[♫]

fanetren-tena[♫]

faneva[♫]

fanihy[♫]

fanilo[♫]

fanindroa[♫]

farany[♫]

farihy[♫]

fe[♫]

febroary[♫]

fety[♫]

fianakaviana[♫]

fiangonana[♫]

fify[♫]

fijanonana[♫]

firy?[♫]

fito[♫]fito ambin'ny folo[♫]

fitonjato[♫]

fitopolo[♫]

fivarotam-panafody[♫]

fivoahana[♫]

fo[♫]

fohy[♫]

folo[♫]

fotsy[♫]

G

gana[♫]

gara[♫]

gazety[♫]

gisa[♫]

H

haingana[♫]haingana[♫]

handrina[♫]

hariva[♫]

hatraiza[♫]

havanana[♫]

havia[♫]

herinandro[♫]

hopitaly[♫]

I

ianao[♫]

ianareo[♫]

inona[♫]

iray[♫]iray ambin'ny folo[♫]

isika[♫]

iza[♫]

izahay[♫]

izaho[♫]

izao[♫]izao[♫]

izy[♫]izy ireo[♫]

J

janoary[♫]

jolay[♫]

jona[♫]

jono[♫]

K

kafe[♫]

kahie[♫]

kakao[♫]

kamo[♫]

kaopy[♫]

kapa[♫]kapa[♫]

kely[♫]

kibo[♫]

kiraro[♫]

kisoa[♫]kisoa[♫]

kitapo[♫]

L

labiera[♫]

labozia[♫]

lafo[♫]lafo loatra[♫]

lakana[♫]

lakile[♫]

lalana[♫]

lalàna[♫]

lalina[♫]

lalitra[♫]

lanitra[♫]

latabatra[♫]

lava[♫]lava[♫]

lavitra[♫]lavitra[♫]

lehibe[♫]

lehilahy[♫]

lela[♫]

liona[♫]

lobaka[♫]

loha[♫]

lolo[♫]lolo[♫]

loso[♫]

lovia[♫]

M

madio[♫]

mafana[♫]

mafy[♫]

mahafinaritra[♫]mahafinaritra[♫]

mahantra[♫]

mahay[♫]

mahitsy[♫]

mailo[♫]

mainty[♫]

maitso[♫]

maizina[♫]

maka sary[♫]

malefaka[♫]

malemy[♫]

maloto[♫]

mamaky[♫]mamaky[♫]

mamita[♫]

mamo[♫]

mamoha[♫]

mampifaly[♫]

mamy[♫]

manakatona[♫]

manampy[♫]manampy[♫]

manana[♫]

mananasy[♫]

manandrana[♫]

manao[♫]

mandeha[♫]mandeha lavitra[♫]

mandray[♫]

mandre[♫]

manga[♫]manga[♫]manga[♫]

mangatsiaka[♫]

maninona[♫]

mankaiza[♫]

manohy[♫]

manomboka[♫]

manome[♫]

manontany[♫]

manoratra[♫]

maraina[♫]

marary[♫]

marikivy[♫]

marina[♫]

maro[♫]

martsa[♫]

masaka[♫]

maso[♫]

masoandro[♫]

matory[♫]

maty[♫]

mavesatra[♫]

mavo[♫]

mavokely[♫]

may[♫]

mazava[♫]

mazoto[♫]

mena[♫]

miady varotra[♫]

miainga[♫]

mianatra[♫]

miaramila[♫]

miasa[♫]

mifaly[♫]

mihaona[♫]

mihinana[♫]

mihomehy[♫]

mijery[♫]

milomano[♫]

mipetraka[♫]

misakafo[♫]

misotro[♫]

miteny[♫]

mitondra[♫]

mitsangantsangana[♫]

mivarotra[♫]

mivavaka[♫]

mividy[♫]

mody[♫]

mofo[♫]

mofomamy[♫]

moka[♫]

mora[♫]

moramora[♫]

mosara[♫]

mpampianatra[♫]

mpanjaka[♫]mpanjaka vavy[♫]

mpianatra[♫]

mpitsabo[♫]

N

nahoana[♫]

neny[♫]

ngeza[♫]

nify[♫]

nono[♫]

nosy[♫]

novambra[♫]

O

ohatrinona[♫]

oktobra[♫]

omaly[♫]

omby[♫]omby[♫]

ondana[♫]

orona[♫]

osy[♫]

oviana[♫]

ovy[♫]

P

paiso[♫]

paoma[♫]

parasy[♫]

pataloa[♫]pataloa fohy[♫]

poara[♫]

R

rahampitso[♫]

rahoviana[♫]

ramatoa[♫]

ramatoakely[♫]

ranjo[♫]

rano[♫]rano[♫]

ranomasina[♫]

ranomboankazo[♫]

ranomboasary[♫]

rantsantanana[♫]

raoby[♫]

ratsy[♫]

renirano[♫]

rindrina[♫]

roa[♫]roa ambin'ny folo[♫]

roanjato[♫]

roapolo[♫]

ronono[♫]

S

sabotsy[♫]

saka[♫]

sakafo[♫]sakafo antoandro[♫]sakafo hariva[♫]sakafo maraina[♫]

sakay[♫]

sambo[♫]

sandry[♫]

sarotra[♫]

satroka[♫]satroka[♫]

sekoly[♫]

septambra[♫]

servieta[♫]

seza[♫]

simba[♫]

sira[♫]

siramamy[♫]

sivifolo[♫]

sivinjato[♫]

sivy[♫]sivy ambin'ny folo[♫]

soa[♫]

soavaly[♫]

sofina[♫]

sokatra[♫]

somizo[♫]

soroka[♫]

sotro[♫]

sotrobe[♫]

sotrokely[♫]

T

tafo[♫]

takariva[♫]

takotra[♫]

taksy borosy[♫]

talata[♫]

tanana[♫]

tanàna[♫]

tanety[♫]

tanimbary[♫]

tanora[♫]tanora[♫]

tantely[♫]tantely[♫]

tany[♫]tany[♫]

tavoahangy[♫]

telo[♫]telo ambin'ny folo[♫]

telonjato[♫]

telopolo[♫]

tenda[♫]

tendrombohitra[♫]

tetezana[♫]

tohatra[♫]

tolakandro[♫]

tonga[♫]

tongotra[♫]

trano[♫]

trondro[♫]

tsara[♫]

tsena[♫]

tsindrona[♫]

tsy azo atao[♫]

V

valo[♫]valo[♫]valo ambin'ny folo[♫]

valonjato[♫]

valopolo[♫]

vaovao[♫]

varavarana[♫]

varavarankely[♫]

vary[♫]

vava[♫]

vavahady[♫]

vehivavy[♫]

vetivety[♫]vetivety[♫]

vidy[♫]

vilany[♫]

vilia[♫]

vitsy[♫]

voaloboka[♫]

voalohany[♫]

voankazo[♫]

voaroy[♫]

voasary[♫]

voay[♫]

voky[♫]

vola[♫]

volana[♫]volana[♫]volana[♫]

volo[♫]volo[♫]volo[♫]

volombitsika[♫]

volomparasy[♫]

volondavenona[♫]

volontsokola[♫]

vorona[♫]

Z

zanaka[♫]zanaka lahy[♫]zanaka vavy[♫]

zato[♫]

zazakely[♫]

zazamena[♫]

zipo[♫]

zomà[♫]


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