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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 acquaintances. Its natural world are relatively targeted, and the folkways and tradition of its inhabitants are intriguingly assorted from that of the continental countries.

This revised and improved version fills us in at the alterations that experience happened during the last decade whereas nonetheless masking the lengthy and complex historical past of the rustic. It begins with the earliest settlers, keeps during the interval of French colonial rule, after which describes extra intensively the interval of independence, with all its aspirations, disasters, and renewed hopes. this is often performed in a large advent, an intensive chronology, and countless numbers of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major individuals, 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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