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  1. Greening the Great Red Island: Madagascar in Nature and Culture
  2. Antipode: Seasons with the Extraordinary Wildlife and Culture of Madagascar by Heather E. Heying, 2002-07-09
  3. Madagascar (Cultures of the World) by Jay Heale, Zawiah Abdul Latif, 2008-09
  4. Recollecting from the Past: Musical Practice and Spirit Possession on the East Coast of Madagascar (Music Culture) by Ron Emoff, 2002-03-27
  5. Unwrapping The Textile Traditions Of Madagascar (Ucla Fmch Textile Series)
  6. Jj Rabearivelo: Literature and Lingua Franca in Colonial Madagascar (Francophone Cultures and Literatures) by Moradewun Adejunmobi, 1996-08
  7. Executive Report on Strategies in Madagascar, 2000 edition (Strategic Planning Series) by The Madagascar Research Group, The Madagascar Research Group, 2000-11-02
  8. Au General Gallieni, Gouverneur General De Madagascar: La Culture Pratique Du Cocotier Sur La Cote Nord-Ouest De Madagascar (1905) (French Edition) by Paul Desloy, 2010-05-23
  9. Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar by Fred E. Hillerman, Arthur W. Holst, 1986-01-01
  10. Cultures of Madagascar: Ebb and flow of influences = Civilisations de Madagascar : flux et reflux des influences (Working papers series)
  11. Aina-- la vie: Mission, culture et developpement a Madagascar (French Edition) by Jean-Marie Estrade, 1996
  12. Constructing History, Culture and Inequality: The Betsileo in the Extreme Southern Highlands of Madagascar (African Social Studies Series) by Sandra J. T. M. Evers, 2002-10-01
  13. MADAGASCAR: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA's <i>Countries and Their Cultures</i> by LISA L. COLBURN, 2001
  14. Madagascar (Cultures of the World) by Jay Heale & Zawiah Abdul Latif, 2009-01-01

1. Madagascar Culture History And Archaeology
Madagascar Culture History and Archaeology Culture history, archaeological sites, and other information related to the past of the modern country of Madagascar.
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    Culture history, archaeological sites, and other information related to the past of the modern country of Madagascar.
    Lakaton'i Anja
    A rockshelter in northern Madagascar, Lakaton'i Anja is a coastal occupation, dated between AD 250 and 970
    Mahilaka is an archaeological site on the northwestern coastline of Ampasindava Bay in Madagascar. zSB(3,3)
    Nosy Mangabe
    The island of Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar, has an archaeological site on it dated between 670 and 980 AD.
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    2. Madagascar Culture Tourism
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    Hira Gasy
    Like most cultural aspects of the country, Hira Gasy is totally unique to Madagascar. It's a traditional form of Malagasy entertainment that is said to have existed since 1789, and the rule of King Andrianampoinimerina. This king provided his people with farming tools and techniques so they would be able to feed themselves in times of famine or times of plenty; and mpikabary (orators) went to perform for them (including singers and dancers) to entertain them. The practice of Hira Gasy has been popular ever since to give thanks to their kings.
    What Happens at a Hira Gasy performance?
    Today, a Hira Gasy performance consists of several themes; each theme is made up of five phases, like Sasitehaka (a prelude, usually about ten minutes long). The main part of the Hira Gasy is the Renihira, which introduces the main theme of the performance. The themes can be about farming, social issues, weddings, or even trade. The songs linked to this theme can last for an hour our more.
    Today, many influences are adopted in the Hira Gasy, like the red uniforms worn by the French during their colonization of the island. Hira Gasy is sometimes staged during sacred ceremonies; these include Famadihana (the exhumation of the dead for reburial), the circumcision ceremony for one to seven year olds and other important events.
    Sometimes performances are also put on for tourists although these are often only for tour groups. For locals, Hira Gasy is done for public entertainment too, and in small towns and villages you may stumble across a traditional performance.

    3. Madagascar'a History, Culture, Cuisine And Language
    Cortez Travel arranges tours and travel to Madagascar. MADAGASCAR Location Regions The North W. Dry Forest High Plateau
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    The animals of Madagascar found plentiful foodstuffs, and an almost total lack of predators. Because evolutionary pressures on Madagascar's early inhabitants were almost nonexistent, the island literally teems with life forms that have changed little in hundreds of thousands, even millions of years. In many ways, Madagascar is literally a land that time forgot.
    Unfortunately for many of these creatures, the arrival of man represented their first encounter with a predator. It took almost 1,000 years, but skilled human hunters managed to drive almost two dozen of those unique and irreplaceable animal species to extinction. Although they lived in tribes, the African, Indian, and Arabic races managed to avoid segregation. Over many hundreds of years, an incredible synthesis of tradition, religion, language, and genetics took place, creating a society remarkable in its uniformity of language and beliefs, and striking in its physical beauty. In 1500, Portugese explorers landed on the island of Madagascar, did a little exploration, and returned to Europe. Word of the Portugese "discovery" spread to France and England, and both countries rushed to establish settlements on the island. The local tribes formed loose coalitions to succesfully defend themselves against the invading Europeans again and again.

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    Art and Culture in France Chateau de Chambord. The military adventures of the French kings Charles VIII, Louis XII, and most of all, Fran ois I er, had the effect of bringing the
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    er In literature, the first half of the century saw the bloom of French humanism. (1494-1553), a former monk, wrote biting social satires in Pantagruel (1532) and Gargantua (1534). His books also bear testimony to the importance the Renaissance placed on humanistic education. The poets Pierre de Ronsard Catherine de' Medici brought artists of the Italian Commedia del'Arte to France. She also commissioned the first full-length ballet, which was performed by her maids of honor. Although the Protestant Reformers were originally allied with the Christian humanists, they eventually parted ways. Humanism focused on the perfectability of mankind, while the Reform focused on the great gulf between a holy God and a sinful people, who could only be saved through the grace of God and whose own efforts availed nothing. The reformer John Calvin (1509-1564) was born in Noyon in Picardy, but fled France for Geneva to avoid persecution. He and Rabelais represent complete antitheses in the intellectual spectrum of the times. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) introduced a question-and-answer technique in his Essais (1580-1588); his influence on the philosophy, style, and form of later writers such as Rousseau and the essayist Charles Lamb was marked. [Your host is very fond of subjecting his extended family to readings from Montaigne, who was practically a neighbor of his uncle's from his old home province.]

    5. Culture Of Madagascar - Traditional, History, People, Traditions, Women, Beliefs
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    Malagasy refer to themselves and their language as Malagasy and their country as Madagasikara. French speakers refer to the people and the language as Malgache and the nation as Madagascar.
    Identification. The official name of the country is the Republic of Madagascar ( ). The extent to which Malagasy from different regions view themselves as sharing a unified culture is context dependent. In terms of international politics, they see themselves as Malagasy unless they are recent immigrants or members of one of the minority populations (i.e., Chinese, Indo-Pakistani, and Comorian). Domestically, however, in the political arena, there is a significant degree of regionalism that is loosely based on ethnicity. A common regional division is between those ethnic groups living on the high plateau and the , who inhabit coastal areas (or live outside of the high plateau region). Historically, the largest ethnic group is the Merina located on the high plateau. The traditions of this group (e.g., turning the bones of the dead) represent many Malagasy, and are often portrayed in tourist documents as the primary island traditions. However, people who live in some outlying coastal regions do not identify with or observe these traditions. The highland/

    6. Madagascar: National Identity And Social Change (MGR) Culture And Diversity | Af
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          Explore issues of identity and political and socioeconomic transition in the context of Madagascar's remarkable ethnic and geographic diversity
          View Complete Photo Gallery Through immersion in the country's dynamic capital city, Antananarivo, and the west coast town of Mahajanga, as well as on excursions in the country's eastern and northwestern regions, students develop an in-depth understanding of the domestic and external influences that continue to shape this island nation today. Students spend the semester uncovering the many layers of Madagascar's rich cultural heritage to discover why Madagascar prides itself on unity amidst diversity. The program's core academic components include a thematic seminar, a field study seminar, language instruction in both French and Malagasy, and an Independent Study Project (ISP). Field-based activities throughout the semester as well as urban and rural homestays complement the academic program. These components are designed to reveal the complexity of contemporary Malagasy culture and society while opening doors that allow students to participate in the daily life of host communities. The program's lecturers include faculty from local universities, including the

    7. Madagascar's Culture
    Madagascar's Culture This page will give you a little information on Madagascar's Culture. Religion The three major religions in Madagascar are traditional, Christian, and Islamic.
    Madagascar's Culture
    This page will give you a little information on Madagascar's Culture.
    The three major religions in Madagascar are traditional, Christian, and Islamic. The traditional religion is the African religion. 52% of Madagascar's religion is Traditional. The second major religion is Christianity; 41% of the religion is Christianity and 7% is Islamic practices. Arts and Crafts
    In Madagascar they have many was to do arts and crafts. They make textile and do wood carvings. They also paint paintings and do stone carvings. They are very artistic.
    The main language is Malagas
    Madagascar has a lot of holidays and festivals. The usual Christian holidays like Easter and Christmas are celebrated, as well as Insurrection Day (29 March, to celebrate the rebellion against the French in 1947). Organisation of African Unity Day (25 May); Anniversary Day (8 May) and Republic Day (30 December). In March, Alahamady Be is the low key Malagasy New Year. The Donia, a traditional music festival, is held on Nosy Be in May through June.
    Most contemporary and traditional Malagasy music has dance rhythms with influences from Indonesia and the African mainland, Kenya. These rhythms are accompanied by the flute, whistle and valiha.

    8. Madagascar - Culture
    Definition of Madagascar from The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy.

    9. Madagascar: History, Geography, Government, And Culture —
    Learn about the history, geography and culture of Madagascar and find statistical and demographic information.
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    11. Madagascar Society And Culture
    Madagascar Society and Culture is quite vibrant like the country itself and they are the combinations of various civilizations that flourished in Madagascar. According to
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      Madagascar Society and Culture is quite vibrant like the country itself and they are the combinations of various civilizations that flourished in Madagascar.
      According to anthropological studies, it is assumed that the first humans arrived in Madagascar about 2000 years ago and they were mostly from regions like India, Arabia and the continent of Africa. During that time the land was the abode of various wild creatures like lemurs, giant tortoise, dwarf hippos and many other unique species of animals found nowhere else in the world.
      The ancestors of the Madagascar society lived in harmony with each other and they were against the idea of segregation. These peoples were the initiators of Madagascar Society and Culture and throughout the years they formed an incredible amalgamation of tradition, language, and religion. In the 16th century, the Portuguese arrived and invaded the island but very soon they were succeeded by the arrival of the French and English. In 1794, King Andrianampoinimerina came to power and he united the various tribes to form a single kingdom in the country.
      Modern Madagascar society presents a perfect blend of traditionalism and modernism. In earlier times the society in Madagascar used to follow the hierarchical order. The society was divided into the noble class, commoner class and the slave class. But with time, these differences were wiped out and now Madagascar has a homogeneous social set-up. In Madagascar society women enjoy equal rights like their male counterparts. Recently various women organization came to the forefront to help the women in need in the rural areas and also for the overall development of women.

    12. Country Pages: Madagascar
    Bins of Vegetables for Sale in Zoma Market in Tananarive. Photo courtesy of Africa Focus
    Country Pages Country Pages Madagascar Bins of Vegetables for Sale in Zoma Market in Tananarive. Photo courtesy of Africa Focus The Democratic Republic of Madagascar, formerly known as the Malagasy Republic, is perhaps best known for its spectacular nature and incredible variety of unique plant and animal life. Separated from the African mainland by the Mozambique Channel, the island abounds with rainforests, tropical beaches, small islands and coral reefs, and protected national parks. The lemur, numerous species of butterflies, birds and amphibians, half of the world's chameleons, and 80 percent of Madagascar's plant life are endemic to the island.
    The population of Madagascar is also a unique mixture of races. The majority of the island's initial immigrants were from Indonesia and South East Asia who, over the course of 2000 years, intermixed with migrants from the African mainland as well as Arab and European traders. Today, there are 18 official tribes in Madagascar. Over half of the population practices traditional religions, while approximately 40 percent are Christian and seven percent are Muslim. French and Malagasy are the official languages of the island.

    13. VISIT MADAGASCAR - About Madagascar: People & Culture
    ABOUT MADAGASCAR CULTURE. Most contemporary and traditional Malagasy music revolves around dance rhythms with influences from
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    The regional town of Fianarantsoa has developed into a literary capital of sorts in recent years, and several contemporary novelists and writers work there. While literature didn't really flower until the 1930s and 40s, traditional oratory, called kabary, is highly regarded. Kabary's roots are in early political assemblies, in which each speaker spoke in turn. It evolved and was eventually popularised and extended to the general public as a form of entertainment. Kabary is an integral part of hira gasy, popular spectacles that include music, dancing and story telling, held regularly in Tana on most Sunday afternoons.

    14. Culture Of Madagascar
    The culture of Madagascar is distinct and interesting. Here is more information about Madagascar culture.
    Culture of Madagascar
    The culture of Madagascar is distinct and interesting. Here is more information about Madagascar culture. By Rachna Gupta Madagascar is an island nation that is located off the southeastern coast of Africa, in the Indian Ocean. This Island is the fourth largest island in the world. This island has a culture that is distinct and totally independent from the cultural strains of the French, Asia and Africa. The culture in Madagascar developed without the influence of any other country thus creating its own life style. Madagascar is particularly interesting as it is surrounded by mysteries that include animals, people and nature. The flora and fauna here too needs special mention since they are different from those found in the mainland of Africa.
    Language in Madagascar
    The language spoken in Madagascar is influenced by other languages. It is because of the fact that the island of Madagascar was colonized by the French that the language there is influenced by the language spoken in France. All in all, the language is Madagascar is a perfect mix of African, Indonesian and Arabic elements. Conversations in this island are interspersed with timeworn proverbs and clever euphemism.
    Music in Madagascar
    The music in Madagascar, traditional and contemporary revolves around dance rhythms which are influenced both from the African as well as the Indonesian mainland. The lovely dance rhythms that form an important part of this island is accompanied by instruments like the whistle, flute and vahila, which is a 28-stringed instrument that looks like a bassoon and is played like one does a harp. Other instruments that are popular in Madagascar are the lokanga voatavo, and the kabosy, which is very similar to an ukulele.

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    19941995 The Culture of Madagascar. Madagascar has been called Big Island, or The Seventh Continent because this country is bigger than France.

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    CULTURE Madagascar remains a geographic and historical paradox, linked in practice to Africa but identified in feeling with Indonesia, which is so far away as to have hardly any awareness of Madagascar or to maintain any contemporary ties of substance with it. The animal life and vegetation of the island are equally anomalous, differing greatly from that of nearby Africa and being, in many respects, unique Although the coastlands have been known to Europeans for more than 400 years and to Arabs for much longer, recent historical development has been more intense and concentrated in the central plateau, which contains the capital city of Antananarivo (formerly Tananarive). The road network and communications are generally better on the plateau, where the majority of the inhabitants have received some school education and are professing Christians, while in the coastal areas the majority follow traditional religions and generally have not attended school. In spite of Madagascar's proximity to the continent, its population is primarily related not to African peoples but rather to those of Indonesia, more than 3,000 miles to the east. The Malagasy peoples, moreover, do not consider themselves to be Africans, but, because of the continuing bond with France that resulted from former colonial rule, the island has developed political, economic, and cultural links with the French-speaking countries of western Africa. French and Malagasy are the country's official languages.

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    19. Madagascar - Culture
    1 Imagine you are a king or a queen. Think of all the things you could do, with many people working for you, lots of money and several houses.

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    (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more) Quickly print reading comprehension Print a proofreading activity Feedback on Madagascar - Culture Leave your feedback on Madagascar - Culture (use this link if you found an error in the story) Madagascar - Culture By Ekaterina Zhdanova-Redman Imagine you are a king or a queen. Think of all the things you could do, with many people working for you, lots of money and several houses. Imagine a whole country of people who loved you and showed you lots of respect. Do you think it would be fun? Being a king or queen isn't all fun, though. You would have to make important decisions about your country and try to make things better for your citizens. Imagine you had to do this two hundred years ago in a very rural country. No telephones, no television, and no Internet. How would you tell your citizens about your great plans for the future? Sure, you could make a speech, but how boring would that be? And how many people could you speak to at one time? So what do you do? Many years ago, there was a ruling family in Madagascar. Their kingdom was named Merina. Some Merina rulers were good while others were bad. The first Merina king, named Andrianampoinimerina (try to pronounce it!), had an interesting solution to the problem of communication.

    20. Fun FactsaboutMadagascar
    Where isit? Madagascar isan island offthe coastofAfrica. Scientiststhinkitbroke off fromthe African continentabout160 million yearsago. How big isit?

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