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Swadesh List: MG

Malagasy Swadesh List

EnglishMalagasy
I aho
you (singular) ianao
he izy
we isika (inclusive), izahay (exclusive)
you (plural) ianareo
they izy, izy ireo, ry zareo
this ity
that izany
here eto
there ao
who iza (interrogative)
what inona (interrogative)
where aiza (interrogative)
when oviana (interrogative, past), rahoviana (interrogative, future)
how ahoana, manahoana (interrogative)
not tsy
all ny ... rehetra
many betsaka
some vitsivitsy
few kely
other hafa
one iray
two roa
three telo
four efatra
five dimy
big lehibe
long lava
wide malalaka
thick matevina
heavy mavesatra
small kely
short fohy
narrow tery
thin manify, mahia
woman vehivavy
man (adult male) lehilahy
man (human being) olombelona
child zaza
wife vady
husband vady
mother reny
father ray
animal biby
fish trondro, hazan-drano
bird vorona
dog alika, amboa
louse hao
snake bibilava
worm kankana
tree hazo
forest ala
stick kibay, tehina
fruit voankazo
seed voa
leaf ravina
root faka, fototra
bark (of a tree) hodi-kazo
flower voninkazo
grass ahitra, bozaka
rope tady
skin hoditra
meat hena
blood ra
bone taolana
fat (noun) taviny
egg atody
horn tandroka
tail rambo
feather penina, volom-borona
hair bolo
head loha
ear sofina
eye maso
nose orona
mouth vava
tooth nify
tongue (organ) lela
fingernail hoho
foot tongotra
leg ranjo
knee lohalika
hand tanana
wing elatra
belly kibo
guts tsinay
neck vozona, tenda
back lamosina
breast tratra
heart fo
liver aty
to drink misotro
to eat mihinana
to bite manaikitra
to suck mifiaka
to spit mandrehoka
to vomit mandoa
to blow mitsoka
to breathe miaina, misefo
to laugh hehy, tokelaka
to see mahita
to hear maheno
to know mahafantatra
to think mieritreritra
to smell manambolo
to fear matahotra, manahy
to sleep matory
to live velona
to die nodimandry, maty
to kill mamono, mahafaty
to fight miady
to hunt mihaza
to hit mikapoka
to cut mandidy
to split mamaky
to stab manatsatoka antsy
to scratch mikiky, mikaoka
to dig mihady, mandavaka
to swim milomano
to fly manidina
to walk mandeha
to come avy, tonga, tamy
to lie (as in a bed) mivelatra (action)
to sit mipetraka (action)
to stand mifoha, mitsangana (action)
to turn (intransitive) mihodina
to fall mianjera
to give manome
to hold mitantana
to squeeze mandray
to rub manakasoka
to wash manasa
to wipe mamafa
to pull mitifitra
to push manosika
to throw manoraka
to tie mamehy, mamatotra
to sew manjaitra
to count manisa
to say milaza, miteny
to sing mihira, mikalo
to play milalao
to float mitsinkafona
to flow mikoriana
to freeze mandry
to swell mibontsina
sun masoandro
moon volana
star kintana
water rano
rain orana
river renirano
lake kamory, farihy
sea ranomasina, riaka
salt sira
stone vato
sand fasika
dust vovoka
earth tany
cloud rahona
fog zavona
sky lanitra
wind rivotra
snow ranomandry, lanezy
ice rano mandry
smoke setroka
fire afo
ash lavenona
to burn may
road lalana
mountain tondrombohitra
red mena
green maitso
yellow mavo
white fotsy
black mainty
night alina
day andro
year taona
warm mafana
cold mangatsiaka
full feno
new vaovao
old antitra, tonta
good tsara
bad ratsy
rotten bobongolo (mouldy)
dirty maloto
straight mahitsy
round boribory
sharp (as a knife) maranitra
dull (as a knife) dombo
smooth malama
wet mando
dry maina
correct mendrika
near akaiky
far lavitra
right havanana
left havia
at izy (postposition)
in anaty
with amin'ny
and sy, ary
if raha
because satria
name anarana
Created by: garydale