The Malagasy language is written in the Latin alphabet. Belonging to the Austronesian language family, it has been in existence since 1823. Malagasy is a phonologically rich language with both simple and complex vowels and consonants. Its structure is Subject-Verb-Object, with its spelling perfectly suited to its phonology. This facilitated the spread of its written form, according to linguists. Malagasy is one of the world’s most studied languages.


Meet our Malagasy Education and Language Specialist

After teaching elementary school for several years, Laura Rakotomalala is currently a school psychologist with the French National Education. Her own global migrations inspired her to ask questions about the place of languages and cultures. She is currently undertaking research with French-Malagasy migrant children.