Madagascar History
East Africa

Madagascar History and Cities

History Settlement of the island by population groups from Southeast Asia and Africa began from the 4th century, later the Arabs followed to a lesser extent, who probably set up the first trading posts on the northwest coast in the 10th century. After the discovery by the Portuguese in 1500, they built coastal bases; from […]

Madagascar Landmarks
North Africa

Madagascar Sightseeing Places

Money National currency: 1 Malagasy Ariary. Currency abbreviation: MGA – ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG There are banknotes worth 10,000, 5,000, 2,000 and 1,000 ariary. Coins come in denominations of 1, 2, 4, 10, 20, and 50 ariary. Because of their low value, they are not in circulation. Besides Mauritania, Madagascar is the only country that deviates from the decimal […]

Madagascar Arts and Literature
North Africa

Madagascar Arts and Literature

Literature Three négritude poets can be said to represent the French-speaking literature in Madagascar: Jacques Rabemananjara, Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo and Flavien Ranaivo. During the colonial period, attempts were made to introduce French as a cultural language, but Malagasy’s position was strong; It is written language centuries ago, and a large amount of written text is available. […]

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Madagascar

Madagascar is a republic in the Indian Ocean, about 400 kilometers east of Africa’s southeastern coast. The state includes the main island of Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, and some small neighboring islands in the Indian Ocean. The capital is Antananarivo. The population of approximately 25.7 million inhabitants (2018) is of mixed Indonesian and […]

Madagascar
East Africa South Africa

Literature of Madagascar

Literature from Madagascar is available in several languages, but the two official languages Madagascan and French are by far the most important in literature. In addition, there are literature in various other Indonesian languages ​​and languages ​​from Oceania. Oral literature Madagascar has rich oral literary traditions dating back hundreds of years. Historical and mythological stories […]

Landscape with monkey bread trees
East Africa South Africa

Madagascar Knowledge and Culture

Officially, there is nine-year compulsory schooling in Madagascar, but since 1985, the percentage of children in school has declined. About 30 percent of the population over the age of 15 is illiterate. The University of Antananarivo was established in 1955, but changed its name to the University of Madagascar in 1961. The University has branches […]

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East Africa South Africa

Geography of Madagascar

Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island and is separated from the east coast of Africa by the over 400 km wide Mozambique Canal. The island is between 12 ° and 25 ° 40ʹ c.br. and between 43 ° 10ʹ and 50 ° 30ʹ a.l. The greatest length north-south is 1600 km, and greatest width […]