Malagasy

Malagasy Interpreting & Translation Services

Aplomb Translations provides Malagasy translation and interpreting services.

Malagasy is an Austronesian language and the national language of Madagascar. Malagasy is the westernmost Malayo-Polynesian language, brought to Madagascar by the settlement of Austronesian peoples from the Sunda islands around the 5th century AD. The Malagasy language is one of the Barito languages and is most closely related to the Ma’anyan language, still spoken on Borneo to this day. Malagasy also includes numerous Malay loanwords, from the time of the early Austronesian settlement and trading between Madagascar and the Sunda Islands. After c. 1000 AD, Malagasy incorporated numerous Bantu and Arabic loanwords, brought over by traders and new settlers.

Malagasy is spoken by around 25 million people in Madagascar and the Comoros. Most people in Madagascar speak it as a first language, as do some people of Malagasy descent elsewhere. Malagasy is divided between two main dialect groups; Eastern and Western. The central plateau of the island, where the capital Antananarivo and the old heartland of the Merina Kingdom is located, speaks the Merina dialect. The Merina dialect is the basis of Standard Malagasy, which is used by the government and media in Madagascar. Standard Malagasy is one of two official languages of Madagascar alongside French, in the 2010 constitution of the Fourth Republic of Madagascar.

Malagasy is written in the Latin script introduced by Western missionaries in the early 19th century. Previously, the Sorabe script was used, a local development of the Arabic script.

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Linguists are experienced, qualified professionals, carefully selected by Aplomb.

Top world linguists chose to work with Aplomb and we maintain exceptional working relationships with our translators to ensure we can deliver the highest quality, securely and on time.

Aplomb individually tailors every job, matching our best skilled translators and interpreters to both the specialist field and language pairs for each matter.

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Work is mainly done by translators within the UK and the EU, but to comply with customers’ regulatory and security compliance, where requested we are able to restrict the geographic location of assignments.

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We have confidentiality agreements with all our translators and interpreters. 

Translations are proofread by the initial linguist, then checked again. This ensures our high standard of professional quality. 

Every Aplomb translation is thoroughly checked by our managers in-house. Some translations will be edited several times before being delivered to you. We do this in a way that guarantees your translation is delivered on time, and to a high standard. 

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From Quote to Delivery, all work is thoroughly overseen and checked by our Aplomb-certified translation managers.

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