Madagascar


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Madagascar

Mad·a·gas·car

 (măd′ə-găs′kər, -kär′)
An island country in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa. It was peopled by Indonesian and African groups by the end of the sixth century bc. The French first established settlements on the island in 1642 and made it a colony in 1896. The country gained full independence as the Malagasy Republic in 1960 and was renamed Madagascar in 1975. Antananarivo is the capital and the largest city.

Mad′a·gas′can adj. & n.

Madagascar

(ˌmædəˈɡæskə)
n
(Placename) an island republic in the Indian Ocean, off the E coast of Africa: made a French protectorate in 1895; became autonomous in 1958 and fully independent in 1960; contains unique flora and fauna. Languages: Malagasy and French. Religions: animist and Christian. Currency: franc. Capital: Antananarivo. Pop: 22 599 098 (2013 est). Area: 587 041 sq km (266 657 sq miles). Official name (since 1975): Democratic Republic of Madagascar Former name (1958–75): Malagasy Republic

Mad•a•gas•car

(ˌmæd əˈgæs kər)

n.
an island republic in the Indian Ocean, about 240 mi. (385 km) off the SE coast of Africa: formerly a French colony; gained independence 1960. 14,873,387; 226,657 sq. mi. (587,041 sq. km). Cap.: Antananarivo. Formerly, Malagasy Republic.
Mad`a•gas′can, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Madagascar - a republic on the island of MadagascarMadagascar - a republic on the island of Madagascar; achieved independence from France in 1960
Madagascar - an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa; the 4th largest island in the world
Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar - the capital and largest city of Madagascar
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Madagascan - a native or inhabitant of Madagascar
2.Madagascar - an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa; the 4th largest island in the world
Madagascar, Malagasy Republic, Republic of Madagascar - a republic on the island of Madagascar; achieved independence from France in 1960
Indian Ocean - the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south
Translations
Madagaskar
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Madagaszkár
マダガスカル
마다가스카르
Madagascar
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เกาะมาดากัสการ์ในมหาสมุทรอินเดีย
nước Madagascar

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THROUGH massacres of each other's citizens China and the United States had been four times plunged into devastating wars, when, in the year 1994, arose a Philosopher in Madagascar, who laid before the Governments of the two distracted countries the following MODUS VIVENDI:
The island of Madagascar," she said, "Ma-da-gas-car," she repeated, articulating each syllable distinctly, and, not replying to Madame Schoss who asked her what she was saying, she went out of the room.
She's been at Madagascar, and at Malabar, and Surinam, and Providence, and Portobello.
One day they had a stroke of luck: one of the boarding-masters got a contract to paint a tramp that had come in from Madagascar round the Cape of Good Hope, and they spent several days on a plank hanging over the side, covering the rusty hull with paint.
What does he do, but, lo and behold you, he goes into a perfumer's shop, and wants to buy a bottle of the Madagascar Liquid.
When you are at Madagascar, or at the Cape, or in India, would it be a consolation to have that memento in your possession?
Mauritius offers an apparent exception, where I saw the Rana Mascariensis in abundance: this frog is said now to inhabit the Seychelles, Madagascar, and Bourbon; but on the other hand, Du Bois, in his voyage in 1669, states that there were no reptiles in Bourbon except tortoises; and the Officier du Roi asserts that before 1768 it had been attempted, without success, to introduce frogs into Mauritius -- I presume for the purpose of eating: hence it may be well doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
On to Madagascar, steaming four knots by the supercargo's orders, and the suspicion forming that the Russian fleet might want the coal.
A principality to be bought in Madagascar was another.
We touched first at the island of Madagascar, where, though the people are fierce and treacherous, and very well armed with lances and bows, which they use with inconceivable dexterity, yet we fared very well with them a while.
Summary: Antananarivo [Madagascar], Mar 14 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday arrived at the Madagascar capital in the last leg of his five-day two-nation visit.
WASHINGTON: The World Bank along with the Government of Madagascar is launching an ambitious program that will support efforts to reduce child stunting (low height for age) through a Multiphase Programmatic Approach.