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Manahoana, Manakory and Akory: How are they different?

Asked by garydale (216points) February 19th, 2011

When you look at Malagasy phrase books you will see these three words:
They are listed with the following meanings:
How are you?
Good morning!
Good afternoon!
Good evening!
I understand languages where there are catchall greeting terms like Aloha in Hawaiian or chào in Vietnamese so that is not necessarily an issue with me. But to avoid confusion and also I would like to know the exact meaning of each word, how they are different are there any cases you would use one and not the other?

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Manahoana Tompoko – used when speaking to a new person, or an elder. Safest to use at any time until you become familiar with others.
Manakory, “Akory” – seem to be regional.

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