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Mas·ca·rene Islands

 (măs′kə-rēn′)
A group of islands in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. Mauritius and the French island of Réunion are in the group.

Mascarene Islands

(ˌmæskəˈriːn)
pl n
(Placename) a group of volcanic islands in the W Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar: consists of the islands of Réunion, Mauritius, and Rodrigues. French name: Îles Mascareignes
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The dramatic expansion of the Mascarene trade after 1770 played an important role in the rise of the Merina kingdom in highland Madagascar during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and that state's subsequent relations with Britain and France (Larson, 2000; Campbell, 2005b).
For his part the Permanent Secretary of the Prime Ministers Office, Mr Om Kumar Dabidin, reiterated the importance that the Prime Ministers Office attaches to the management of marine resources of the continental shelf, in particular the Mascarene Plateau region off St.
Kull, Alpers and Tassin tackle the role of enslaved migrants from East Africa and Madagascar in botanic transfers to the Mascarene Islands in the western Indian Ocean.
COMRA's bloc is in the southwestern Indian Ocean ridge in the Madagascar Plateau, and South Korea's bloc is in the mid Indian ridge between the Mascarene plateau and the contentious Chagos plateau.
Lioconcha and Pitar species from the Mascarene and Andaman Islands, with a note on Pitar bucculentus (Romer, 1862) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Veneridae).
In ichthyological terms, the western Indian Ocean is here delimited from the Red Sea to South Africa, Gulf of Aden, Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea to south India, including Sri Lanka, Laccadives, Maldives, Seychelles, Chagos, Comoros, Mascarene Islands and Madagascar.
Poisson (1965) separated some African and Mascarene Limnogonus as a distinct subgenus, Limnogonoides, but Andersen (1995b) was not able to define the subgenus on the basis of any convincing characters, and Damgaard et al.
Herbivore-deterring secondary compounds in heterophyllous woody species of the Mascarene Islands.
The model identified the coastal regions stretching from southern Kenya to northern Mozambique, northeastern Madagascar, the Mascarene Islands, and the coastal border of Mozambique and South Africa as having the most promising characteristics of high diversity and low environmental stress.
TODAY'S SARABAND SELECTIONS BATH: 2.00 Whodathought, 2.30 Mark Harbour, 3.00 Catchanova, 3.30 El Mansour, 4.00 Mascarene, 4.30 Sir Freddie, 5.00 Straboe, 5.30 Kinigi.
WITH its sister islands of Rodrigues and Reunion, Mauritius makes up the Mascarene Islands sitting in the Indian Ocean 1,000 kilometres to the east of Madacascar.