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  • 1. République de Madagascar
  • 2. Concept Map Madagascar Culture Locations Colonization Brief History Language Fun Facts
  • 3. Location, Capital and Surrounding Countries
    • Location
    • Indian Ocean southeast of Africa. Capital is Antananarivo
    • Size
    • World’s 4 th largest island. Twice the size of Arizona
    • The closest country
    • Mozambique
  • 4. Geography
  • 5.  
  • 6. Colonization
    • French
    • France annexed Madagascar in 1896
    • Previous Slave Groups
    • Difference in education due to ethnicity
    • Westernization
  • 7. Brief History
    • Natives
    • Natives are called Malagasy
    • Colonization
    • Colonized when French invaded in 1894
    • Rebellion
    • Jean Ralaimongo led a rebellion. 80,000 Malagasy were killed
    • Independence
    • Gained Independence in June 26, 1960
  • 8. Languages
    • Official language
    • Standard Malagasy
    • French Language
    • Dominant language during 1896-1960 Malagasy was 2 nd language
    • Rejection of French influence
    • Malagasy was prominent in education which led to rejection
    • Return to French Language
    • Society was failing and began to speak French again
  • 9. Music, dances, and sports
    • The standard music is mostly percussive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbMvTiBGpK8&feature=related but there’s concerts with modern instruments
    • Dances http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQS-7iNLtHI&feature=related
    • Sports
    • Athletics, football, boxing, judo, tennis, and basketball.
    • Women’s basketball and tennis are 2 biggest sports
  • 10. Religion and food
    • Religion
    • 52% hold indigenous beliefs, 41 percent are Christian, 7% are Muslim
    • Food
    • Rice is the staple of Malagasy Diet. Eaten with kabak (fish, meat or chicken). Side dishes are used to add flavor. Food is prepared fried, grilled, boiled in water, or cooked with coconut juice
  • 11. Hand gestures, animals, and currency
    • Gestures
    • Right hand is for eating. Finger food is to be eaten with the right hand. Handshakes are followed by touch on the elbow, vulgar hand gesture is to put your hand in front of you with fingers spread apart. It’s polite to cover mouth when coughing
    • Animals
    • No monkeys, zebras, lions, or camels. Have lemurs, boa constrictors, iguanas and others
    • Currency
    • Malagasy Ariary
  • 12. Recipe
    • Banana Fritters
    • 1½ cups all-purpose flour 4 or 5 medium-sized ripe bananas 3 eggs 1 cup milk 6 Tbsp sugar vegetable oil, as needed for deep-frying confectioners' sugar
    • Served as part of a meal, not dessert
  • 13. 5 French Words
    • La farine – flour
    • la banane – banana
    • l'œuf – egg
    • le lait – milk
    • le sucre - sugar
  • 14. Fun Facts
    • Fourth largest island
    • Unlike the Movie
    • 80% of animals are rare
    • Vanilla 60% of world’s exports come from Madagascar
    • Red Island – Red Sand
    • True Malagasy meal