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Magascar2

  1. 1. MADAGASCAR<br />-Camila Cantallops<br /><ul><li>Tania Bocsh
  2. 2. 1C</li></li></ul><li>Index<br />History<br />Geography<br />Cultury<br />Languages<br />Fauna and flora<br />
  3. 3. Introduction:<br />The island of Madagascar, located in theheart of the Indian Oceaneast of thecoast of Africa, rankedfourth in theworld for itssurface. <br />
  4. 4. History<br />HISTORY: The writtenhistory of Madagascar began in theseventhcenturywhenArabsestablishedtrading posts alongthenorthwestcoast of theisland. <br />
  5. 5. History<br />The islandbecame a Frenchcolony in 1890 and gainedindependencefrom France in 1960 at theheight of decolonization. <br />
  6. 6. Geography<br />Is the largest island in the African continent, which separates the Mozambique Channel. It is surrounded entirely by the Indian Ocean.<br />
  7. 7. Cultury<br />The most important festival throughout Madagascar is on June 26 when we celebrate the feast of the independence of Madagascar. The customs of the Malagasy, especially those in the middle of the island, have something in common with South Asia. <br />
  8. 8. Languaje<br />The Malagasy language is of Malayo-Polynesian origin and is generally spoken throughout the island.<br />English, although still rare, is becoming more widely spoken, and in 2003, the government began a pilot project of introducing the teaching of English into the primary grades of 44 schools, with hopes of taking the project nationwide. Many Peace Corps volunteers are serving to further this effort and train teachers.<br />
  9. 9. Languaje<br />In the Constitution of 2007, Malagasy remains the national language while official languages are reintroduced: Malagasy, French, and English. The motivation for the inclusion of English is partly to improve relations with the neighbouring countries where English is used and to encourage foreign direct investment<br />
  10. 10. Fauna<br />Ring tailedlemur, alsoknowed as maki, is the most frienlylemur of madagascar. Widespread in theSouth and West of theisland, specially in spiny forest.<br />
  11. 11. Fauna<br />It inhabits the north and east of Madagascar and the island of St. Marie (Nosy Boraha). Its habitat is the rainforest and even in the region, temperatures can vary throughout the year from 35 º C unless de10 ° C, within the same temperatures rarely exceed 25 º C nor fall below 15 º C.<br />
  12. 12. Vegetation<br />Species of baobabs, Adansonia, are also widespread throughout the south and west, including majestic stands of A. grandidieri north of Morondava. Other bottle-trees include Moringadrouhardii near Ianantsony south of Tuléar.<br />
  13. 13. Vegetation<br />Alluaudia is a genus of sixspecies of flowering plants endemic to Madagascar Theyarespinysucculentshrubs and treesfrom 2-20 m tall, withleavesthataredeciduous in the long dryseason. The leavesare in pairs, 0.5-3.5 cm long, withone or twothorns 2-2.5 cm long in theaxil of each pair of leaves.<br />

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