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Cultural connection presentation

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Cultural connection presentation

  1. 1. SOUTH WEST INDIAN OCEAN <ul><li>REUNION ISLAND </li></ul><ul><li>Mauritius </li></ul><ul><li>Seychelles </li></ul><ul><li>Comoros islands </li></ul><ul><li>Madagascar </li></ul><ul><li>Reunion and Mauritius together with Rodrigues form the Mascarene Islands </li></ul>
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  3. 3. Satellite photo of Reunion Island
  4. 4. Coat of arms of Reunion Island Florebo quocumque ferar = I will flourish wherever I may go !
  5. 5. REUNION ISLAND <ul><li>Population : 800 000 (in 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Pop. density : 313/km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Surface 2512 km 2 (slightly smaller than Luxembourg, similar size to Rhode Island) </li></ul><ul><li>Highest point : 3070 m </li></ul><ul><li>Language : Kreol Réyoné & French </li></ul><ul><li>Was 1st in the world to use the Euro </li></ul><ul><li>§ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reunion : History <ul><li>1502 - 1st European known to have sighted Reunion </li></ul><ul><li>1646 - first inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>1718 - coffee growing; arrival of slaves </li></ul><ul><li>1807 - start of sugar cane cultivation </li></ul><ul><li>1810-1815 - island is British </li></ul><ul><li>1848 - slavery abolished </li></ul><ul><li>1946 - becomes overseas French department </li></ul><ul><li>§ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Island of 1000 faces
  8. 8. CLIMATE : East is rainy, west is dry
  9. 9. World rainfall records <ul><li>12 hours : 3.7 feet / 1.14 meters </li></ul><ul><li>24 hours : 5.9 feet / 1.83 meters </li></ul><ul><li>48 hours : 8.1 feet / 2.47 meters </li></ul><ul><li>3 days: 12.9 feet / 3.93 meters </li></ul><ul><li>4 days: 16.0 feet / 4.87 meters </li></ul><ul><li>5 days: 16.3 feet / 4.98 meters </li></ul><ul><li>6 days: 16.6 feet / 5.07 meters </li></ul><ul><li>7 days: 17.7 feet / 5.40 meters </li></ul><ul><li>8 days: 18.1 feet / 5.51 meters </li></ul><ul><li>9 days: 18.1 feet / 5.51 meters </li></ul><ul><li>10 days :18.4 feet / 5.61 meters </li></ul><ul><li>on average Paris gets less than 1 metre of rain per year … </li></ul>
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  18. 18. Second most active volcano in the world …
  19. 19. Active for the past 500,000 years, it erupts on average every 14 months
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  22. 22. MAURITIUS
  23. 23. MAURITIUS <ul><li>Population : 1.2 million (in 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Pop. density : 10 th in world </li></ul><ul><li>Surface area : 1 866 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Highest point : 828m </li></ul><ul><li>Independent from UK since 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Languages : Kreol Morisyen, English & French </li></ul><ul><li>Famous for the (extinct) Dodo bird </li></ul><ul><li>§ </li></ul>
  24. 24. DODO
  25. 25. Pamplemousses botanical garden
  26. 26. SEYCHELLES
  27. 27. SEYCHELLES <ul><li>Population : 83 000 (in 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Pop. density : 178/km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Surface : 455 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Highest point : 905m </li></ul><ul><li>Independent from UK since 1976 </li></ul><ul><li>Languages : Kreol Seselwa, English & French </li></ul><ul><li>Smallest country in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>1500km from east African coast </li></ul><ul><li>115 islands (42 granite & 73 coral) </li></ul><ul><li>Three main islands : Mahé, Praslin, La Digue </li></ul><ul><li>§ </li></ul>
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  29. 29. Anse source d ’ argent
  30. 30. Grande sœur & petite soeur islands
  31. 31. COMOROS ISLANDS
  32. 32. COMOROS ISLANDS <ul><li>Located in Mozambique channel </li></ul><ul><li>Population : 732 000 (in 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Pop. density : 393/km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Surface : 2170km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Highest point : 2361m (Karthala volcano) </li></ul><ul><li>Grows ylang-ylang (for perfume) </li></ul><ul><li>Independent from France since 1975 </li></ul><ul><li>99% Muslim (sunni) </li></ul><ul><li>4th island - Mayotte - belongs to France </li></ul><ul><li>§ </li></ul>
  33. 33. Ylang-ylang
  34. 34. Friday mosque, Moroni
  35. 35. MADAGASCAR
  36. 36. MADAGASCAR <ul><li>Population : 18 million (in 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Pop. density : 30/km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>GDP : 164th (out of 179 countries) </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy : 54 (men);59 (women) </li></ul><ul><li>18 ethnic tribes </li></ul><ul><li>Practice «dancing with the dead» </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesian ancestry </li></ul><ul><li>Madagascar and S. Korea have the same scores in Satisfaction with Life index 2006 … </li></ul><ul><li>§ </li></ul>
  37. 37. MADAGASCAR <ul><li>400km from East Africa </li></ul><ul><li>World ’ s 4th largest island (roughly same size as Ukraine or France) </li></ul><ul><li>Highest point : 2876m </li></ul><ul><li>Has 5% of world ’ s plant and animal species, 80% of which not found elsewhere (ex : lemur) </li></ul><ul><li>Suffers massive erosion due to deforestation </li></ul><ul><li>§ </li></ul>
  38. 38. LEMUR
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  41. 41. 7 species of baobab trees in the world : 1 species in Africa and 6 species in Madagascar …
  42. 42. TSINGY OF BEMAHARA
  43. 43. Language Comparison <ul><li>English : I love you </li></ul><ul><li>French : Je t ‘ aime </li></ul><ul><li>Réunion creole : Mi aim à ou </li></ul><ul><li>Mauritian creole : Mo kontan twa </li></ul><ul><li>Seychellois creole : Moi kontan ou </li></ul><ul><li>Comorian : N' game handzo </li></ul><ul><li>Malagasy : Tiaka ianao </li></ul><ul><li>Malagasy language has a highly unusual Verb-Object-Subject word order </li></ul>
  44. 44. Language Comparison <ul><li>English : goodbye </li></ul><ul><li>French : au revoir </li></ul><ul><li>Réunion creole : ni artrouv </li></ul><ul><li>Mauritian creole : oréwar </li></ul><ul><li>Seychellois creole : orevwar </li></ul><ul><li>Comorian : kwaheri </li></ul><ul><li>Malagasy : veloma </li></ul><ul><li>THE END </li></ul>

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