But do remember that the adjective for Madagascar has the same sound only it is spelled with the letter -y, Malagasy.
That insight led to collaboration with Patricia Wright, a primatologist at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, who helped encourage the Malagasy government to found Ranomafana, and who has been working there for decades.
He drew this conclusion, just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, by sampling the DNA of 266 Malagasy people and comparing it with existing samples from 2,745 Indonesians.
Cox博士最近在学术期刊《皇家学会进展》（Proceedings of the Royal Society ）发表的文章中对266名马达人进行DNA抽样，同现有的2745名印尼人的DNA样品进行了比对，得出了以上结论。
Dr Cox and his colleagues were therefore able to make a statistical comparison of Indonesian and Malagasy mitochondrial genomes knowing that any changes which had occurred since they separated would be the result of rare mutations.