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Omkring tusen språk sträcker sig den austronesiska familjen från Sydostasien längs Polynesien till Madagaskar, men urvalet täcker dig för det mesta på din resa i Austronesiska-området. Austronesiska språk har tendensen att ha olika former av artighet - en låg form för folkmässig användning, en artig form och en mycket hög eller ibland regal form.

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Fun facts about Malagasy

When travelling in Madagascar, it is important to respect the 'fady' or traditional taboos, which vary from region to region. For example, it is forbidden to point at a grave and to work on certain days of the week.

The formal word for 'you' is 'tompoko', literally means 'my master / mistress'.

Despite being spoken on an island off the coast of East Africa, Malagasy is actually related to Malay, Indonesian, Filipino and the various Polynesian languages.

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