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Transcript of Madagascar
It is estimated that 55% of the total population is based on traditional beliefs and 40% is Christianity. About eqaly divided between Roman Catholics and Protestants, the remaining 5% being muslims.
Many of the people in Madagascar still stick to the traditional Lamba or wraparound cloth. They also like to wear hats made of varieties of plant fibres. weaves and colours. Hat making is a source of income for many women.
Republic of Madagascar
Cheif of state: President Hery Rajaonarimampianina
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Jean Ravelonarivo
How it became a french speaking country?
In 1500, Portuguese explorers landed on the island. They did a little exploring and then returned to Europe. Word of the Portuguese discovery spread to England, and both countries hurried to establish settlements on the island. In 1794, King Andrainampoinimarina managed to unite the various tribes of Madagascar, forming a single kingdom. By 1817 King Andrianampoinimarina's son King Radama 1, formed friendly relations with European powers, and invited British missionaries to his country. Led by David Jones, the missionaries introduced the Roman alphabet and Christainity to Radama's subjects.
Cities and Landmarks
Manjakamiadana (The Queens Palace)
Palace of Andafiavoratra (Prime Minister house occasionally)
Royal Palace of Tsinjoarivo
Palace of Ambohidratrimo
Palace of Ambohimanga
Royal Hill Of Ambohimanga
II Sainte Marie
Background and Famous People
The traditional sport that has brought the people of Madagascar together is martial arts moraingy. They enjoy football , rugby, basketball, boxing and judo.
Madagascar the world's 4th largest islans, is formed for itd endemic flora and fuana and unspoiled beaches.
Madagascar is located in the Indian Ocean 250 miles off the Eastern Coast of South Africa across the Mozambique Channel. Its the 4th largest island in the world. Located in the Tsaratanana Massif region.
John Van Lottum a famous tennis player
Nirina Zubir a famous actress