- Language: Malagasy
- Alternate names: MALGACHE, STANDARD MALAGASY
- Language code: plt
- Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Western Malayo-Polynesian, Borneo, Barito, East, Malagasy
- Number of speakers: 9398700
Loans from Bantu languages, Swahili, Arabic, English, French. VOS. Agriculturalists: coffee, cloves, vanilla, rice; perfume. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.
- Griffiths, David. A Grammar of the Malagasy Language. Woodbridge.