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The island of Madagascar.

A sketch, descriptive and historical.

by John Wolcott Phelps

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Published by J. B. Alden in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Madagascar.
    • Subjects:
    • Madagascar

    • Edition Notes

      StatementBy Gen. J. W. Phelps.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT469.M26 P55
      The Physical Object
      Pagination93 p.
      Number of Pages93
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6972752M
      LC Control Number06027150
      OCLC/WorldCa4310527

      Madagascar, island of the ancestors. London: Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Publications, © (OCoLC) Online version: Mack, John, Madagascar, island of the ancestors. London: Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Publications, © (OCoLC) Document. The diversity of the island is seen everywhere. Madagascar is home to more than 21 million people with a wide array of faiths and customs. The Malagasy (as the people of Madagascar are known) are descendents of settlers from Borneo and East Africa and draw their cultural heritage from Southeast Asia, India, Africa, and the Middle East.

      The Island of Madagascar The Republic of Madagascar is a tropical island in the Indian Ocean about kilometres off the southern coast of Africa. It is Africa’s largest island covering over , square kilometres (approximately , square miles) and is the world’s fourth largest island after Greenland, Papua New Guinea and Borneo. TheFile Size: 1MB.   The Island of Madagascar is a study in compelling contrasts and complexities. For starters, let’s consider its geography, plant and animal life. Often dubbed the “Eighth Continent” as a result of prolonged isolation from other continents, Madagascar is home to an unusual blend of exotic fauna and flora.

      Madagascar's uniqueness is legendary and this is well reflected in its birds. Of the species known from the island, an incredible plus are entirely endemic to Madagascar and a further 20 or so are shared only with neighbouring South West Indian Ocean islands. Of greatest interest to itinerant birders are five endemic families, the mesites, asities, cuckoo-roller, vangas and the. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. From France governed Madagascar. In , the country became a fully independent country called the Malagasy Republic. It became the Democratic Republic of Madagascar in and the Republic of Madagascar in The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo, home to over 2 million people.


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