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Transcript of Madagascar
Over 80% of the population work in
Current president: Hery Rajaonarimampianina
education is FREE
mandatory for children ages 6-15
5 years for ages 6-11
4 years for ages 12-15
children often needed in the field
education highly valued
offer higher education (college)
Around 18 ethnic groups.
Some Christianity with mostly traditional beliefs
One of their most famous uals is called the turning in which they take a 7 year old dead body take it out wrap it in cloth then celebrate
all medical services are FREE
47% of the population have safe drinking water
Malaria, Leprosy, HIV/AIDS
Native Beliefs 52%
- "Turning of the Dead"
- god is Zanahary (God on High)
many have combination of beliefs
* Duty free access to the U.S
Third biggest island in the world at 226,657 sq miles
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Current Prime Minister: Kolo Christopher Laurent Roger
There was an unstable period that cost the Madagascar economy 8 billion dollars.
- Is Madagascar more than the movie?
- How is Madagascar similar and different from the USA?
- Do humans actually live there or is it just animals?
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During an 11 year period scientists found 615 new species on Madagascar.
Illegal wildlife trade is one way the wildlife is being endangered
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Who is this character?
Which flag is Madagascar's?
What is “The Turning of the Dead?”
part of the culture were the people bring out the bodies of their dead ancestors and dance as a way of showing them they still love them
What are 3 of Madagascar’s health concern?
Malaria, Leprosy, or HIV/AIDS
Madagascar is the _____ biggest island in the world.
80% of the population work in what 3 areas?
agriculture, forestry, and fishing
What are some economic challenges?
deforestation, poverty, duty free access to the U.S
During an 11 year period scientists found 615 new species on Madagascar. What did they find the most of?
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