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Madagascar

large island lying to the east of and near Africa, from Mogadishu, the name of the city in Somalia, due to an error by Marco Polo in reading Arabic, whereby he thought the name was that of the island. There is no indigenous name for the whole island. Related: Madagascan; Madagascarian; Madagascarene.

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Definitions of Madagascar from WordNet

Madagascar (n.)
a republic on the island of Madagascar; achieved independence from France in 1960;
Synonyms: Republic of Madagascar / Malagasy Republic
Madagascar (n.)
an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa; the 4th largest island in the world;
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