Madagascar (Malagasy: Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Malagasy: Repoblikan'i Madagasikara, Malagasy pronunciation: [republiˈkʲan madaɡasˈkʲarə̥]; French: République de Madagascar), is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres (250 miles) off the coast of East Africa across the Mozambique Channel. At 592,800 square kilometres (228,900 sq mi) Madagascar is the world's second-largest island country, after Indonesia. The nation is home to around 30 million inhabitants and consists of the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), along with numerous smaller peripheral islands.



DW: Deutsche Welle · 2 June 2015 English

Some 80 percent of Madagascar's population live below the poverty line, which means they survive on less than one euro a day.

DW: Deutsche Welle · 8 July 2014 English

Vorisata Fenosoa is a rickshaw driver in Antanimena in Madagascar. The 23-year-old has developed lots of endurance as a result of his physically demanding job.


The lemur, an arboreal mammal, is not a monkey. Most lemurs belong to endangered species found in the southern part of the island.

DW: Deutsche Welle · 2 June 2015 English

If you belong to the Antambahoaka people on the eastern coast of Madagascar, and you give birth to twins, you have a real problem. According to traditional beliefs, twins are cursed and bring bad luck

DW: Deutsche Welle · 8 July 2014 English

still at school. PopXport accompanies the ensemble as they take their charity project "Grooves for Madagascar" to the island nation that bears its name.


The fantsilitra tree has soft wood and small leaves that grow directly on the trunk and branches. The wood is used for planks in small houses. The fansilitra forests are …

BNE: Biblioteca Nacional de España · 5 June 2018 English

Orientado con media lis.- Márgenes graduados.- Meridiano de origen: París.- Indica sondas batimétricas, veriles y fondeaderos.- Arbolado.- Relieve por montes de perfil Lugar de pubicación tomado: The British Museum Catalogue …

BNE: Biblioteca Nacional de España · 1784 English

Orientada con media lis en cuadrante con el N. al O. de la hoja.- Indica sondas batimétricas, veriles, bajos y fondeaderos.- Leyenda por clave alfabética El lugar de publicación es …

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