Madagascar. By Heather Rennie. About Madagascar. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is located off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian ocean. 20 million people roam the island consisting of both locals and tourists. About Madagascar.
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By Heather Rennie
Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is located off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian ocean.
20 million people roam the island consisting of both locals and tourists.
Malagasy is the native language spoken on the island of Madagascar. French is also widely spoken in towns and is the language used in business and the Government. Some English is also spoken in the capital city and in major tourist areas.
The reason French is so widely spoken in Madagascar is because the French once ruled Madagascar and other countries. These countries then became part of the French empire. The countries that did not regain their independance are now known as the overseas departments.
On the island of Madagascar Rice is the staple of their diet the natives have created dozens of amazing dishes using rice. They usually eat mounds of rice topped of with either meat, fish or vegetables. They also have a national snack called Koba, a pate of rice, bananas, and peanuts . Excellent French dishes are served in the finest hotels and restaurants around the island.
Sports in Madagascar include athletics, football, boxing, judo, tennis, basketball and various other games. From high school to the national level, the sports of Madagascar are practiced by many people of Madagascar the country also participates in the international competitions especially in the field of Athletics
Sport is very important on the island because many people choose this as a career option
Madagascar is Most famous for its lemurs, there are over 80 different species of lemurs ranging from the unusual to the utterly bizarre. Lemurs are not the only creatures that roam the island, there are also Flying foxes , Aye-ayes, Blue couas, Chameleons, Gekos and strange frogs. About 75% of the species livng in Madagascar cannot be found anywhere else on the planet.