are used of the island nation of Madagascar on the eastern coast of Africa.
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ANDRIANAMPOINIMERINA m Malagasy (Rare, Archaic), History
Andrianampoinimerina (1745–1810) ruled the Kingdom of Imerina from 1787 onwards, initiating the unification of Madagascar after more than seven decades of civil war. Therefore he is regarded as a cultural hero and holds near mythic status among the Merina people, being considered one of the greatest military and political leaders in the history of Madagascar.
BAKOLY f Malagasy
Derived from Malagasy bakoly
"china, chinaware, porcelain; a crockery" with the intended meaning of "porcelain" and implying that the bearer is just as delicate or fair as this material.
HOLY f Malagasy
Derived from Malagasy oly
"curly; curly hair".
OLITIANA f Malagasy
Combination of Malagasy oly
"curly, curly hair" and tiana
"to be loved; to be liked".
TANDRA f Malagasy
Means "mole, beauty mark", inferring that the girl is beautiful.
VOAHIRANA f Malagasy
Derived from the Malagasy word voahirana
which describes a kind of water lily.