• 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.


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Further Reading

  1. Banque des Données de l’Etat. Bulletin Mensuel de Statistiqu.Google Scholar
  2. Allen, P. M., Madagasca. Boulder (CO), 1995Google Scholar
  3. Brandt, H. and Brown, M., Madagascar. [Bibliography] ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1993Google Scholar
  4. National Statistical Office: Institut National de la Statistique (INSTAT), BP 485 Anosy, Antananarivo 101.Google Scholar
  5. Website (French only:

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