Antananarivo

[ ahn-tuh-nah-nuh-ree-voh, an-tuh-nan-uh- ]

noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Madagascar, in the central part.

  • Formerly Ta·na·na·rive [French ta-na-na-reev; English tuh-nan-uh-reev] /French ta na naˈriv; English təˌnæn əˈriv/ .

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How to use Antananarivo in a sentence

  • She ordered the captives to be chained and sent off at once to Antananarivo.

    The Fugitives | R.M. Ballantyne
  • They have built a magnificent cathedral, which is the glory and pride of Antananarivo.

    Shadow and Light | Mifflin Wistar Gibbs

British Dictionary definitions for Antananarivo

Antananarivo

/ (ˌæntəˌnænəˈriːvəʊ) /


noun
  1. the capital of Madagascar, on the central plateau: founded in the 17th century by a Hova chief; university (1961). Pop: 1 808 000 (2005 est): Former name: Tananarive

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