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Madagascar

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Madagascar mădˌəgăsˈcär, officially Republic of Madagascar, republic (2015 est. pop. 24,234,000), 226,658 sq mi (587,045 sq km), in the Indian Ocean, separated from E Africa by the Mozamb...

Tsiranana, Philibert

(Encyclopedia)Tsiranana, Philibert fēlēbârˈ tsēränäˈnä [key], 1910–78, president of the Malagasy Republic (now Madagascar; 1960–72). He served in the legislature of Madagascar and represented the islan...

Antananarivo

(Encyclopedia)Antananarivo tänänärēvˈ [key], city (2021 metro. area pop. 3,531,887), capital of Madagascar. Antananarivo is Madagascar's largest city and is its administrative, com...

Gautier, Émile Félix

(Encyclopedia)Gautier, Émile Félix āmēlˈ fālēksˈ gōtyāˈ [key], 1864–1940, French geographer, an authority on Algiers, the Sahara, and the French African possessions. He explored W Madagascar (1892–94...

Radama I

(Encyclopedia)Radama I rädäˈmə [key], c.1793–1828, founder of the kingdom of Madagascar. He succeeded (1810) his father, Andrianimpoinimerina, as king of Merina, a small kingdom on the central plateau of the ...

Glorioso Islands

(Encyclopedia)Glorioso Islands glōrˌēōˈsō, –zō [key], Fr. Îles Glorieuses, island group, c.2 sq mi (5 sq km), in the Mozambique Channel, W Indian Ocean, 125 mi (200 km) WNW of N Madagascar, part of the Sc...

Europa Island

(Encyclopedia)Europa Island yo͝orōˈpə [key], volcanic island, c.11 sq mi (28 sq km), between Madagascar and Mozambique in the Mozambique Channel, W Indian Ocean, part of the Scattered Islands district in the Fr...

Tamatave

(Encyclopedia)Tamatave: see Toamasina, Madagascar. ...

Tananarive

(Encyclopedia)Tananarive: see Antananarivo, Madagascar. ...

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