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By Philip M. Allen, Maureen Covell

Madagascar, well known because the "Great Island," is simply off the coast of Africa within the Indian Ocean, yet in lots of methods it not often resembles its mainland buddies. Its natural world are fairly designated, and the folkways and tradition of its inhabitants are intriguingly assorted from that of the continental countries.

This revised and accelerated variation fills us in at the alterations that experience happened during the last decade whereas nonetheless overlaying the lengthy and complex heritage of the rustic. It begins with the earliest settlers, maintains throughout the interval of French colonial rule, after which describes extra intensively the interval of independence, with all its aspirations, mess ups, and renewed hopes. this can be performed in a wide advent, an intensive chronology, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major people, areas, and occasions; ethnic teams and religions; and financial, social, and cultural features. additionally incorporated is a bibliography delivering extra examining.

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