Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology
(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Sakalava Weaver P. sakalava) Contraction of specific name Ploceus sakalava Hartlaub, 1861; "I venture to suggest therefore that sakalava should be removed to a new genus, SAKA, differing from Ploceus in colour in lacking black on the face and throat in the males in summer plumage, the bill "pearly grey" (Grandidier) instead of black, or light brown in nonbreeding plumage, and the eggs greenish instead of white" (A. Roberts 1947) (Laurent Raty in litt.)
Sakai or Semang, the indigenous peoples of the Malay Peninsula.
Sakalava, an indigenous clan of Madagascar.