Repoblikan’i Madagasikara
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The island was settled by people of African and Indonesian origin when it was visited by the Portuguese explorer, Diego Diaz, in 1500. The island was unified under the Imérina monarchy between 1797 and 1861, but a French protectorate was established in 1895. Madagascar became a French colony on 6 Aug. 1896 and achieved independence on 26 June 1960.


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Further Reading

  1. Banque des Données de l’Etat. Bulletin Mensuel de Statistique Google Scholar
  2. Allen, P. M., Madagascar. Boulder (CO), 1995Google Scholar
  3. Brandt, H., Guide to Madagascar Chalfont St Peter, 1988Google Scholar
  4. Brandt, H. and Brown, M., Madagascar. [Bibliography] ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA). 1993Google Scholar
  5. Deschamps, H., Histoire de Madagascar. Paris, 4th ed. 1972Google Scholar
  6. Rabetafika, R., Réforme Fiscal et Révolution Socialiste à Madagascar Paris, 1990Google Scholar
  7. Rajoelina, P. and Ramelet, A., Madagascar, la Grande Ile. Paris, 1989Google Scholar
  8. Ramahatra, O., Madagascar: une Economie en Phase d’Ajustement Paris, 1989Google Scholar
  9. National statistical office: Banque des Données de l’Etat, Antananarivo.Google Scholar

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