An Orthodox prayer book was recently published in Malagasy, the national language of Madagascar, reports the Russian Orthodox Church’s African Exarchate.
The text was translated by Fr. Makary Ratudzunantenaina, a cleric of the Exarchate.
Prayer books were previously published in Tiv (Nigeria), Kirundi (Burundi) and Swahili.
Malagasy is the westernmost Malayo-Polynesian language, spoke by about 25 million people in Madagascar and the Comoros. Most people in Madagascar speak it as their first language.
Last year, OrthoChristian reported on the publication of a prayer book in the Cebuano language of the Philippines.