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Madagascar


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Madagascar (; Malagasy: Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Malagasy: Repoblikan'i Madagasikara Malagasy pronunciation: [republiˈkʲan madaɡasˈkʲarə̥]; French: République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres (250 miles) off the coast of East Africa. At 592,800 square kilometres (228,900 sq mi) Madagascar is the world's 2nd largest island country. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth- largest island in the world) and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian subcontinent around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of  its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island's diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by the encroachment of the rapidly growing human population and other environmental threats.
The archaeological evidence of the earliest human foraging on Madagascar may date up to 10,000 years ago. Human settlement of Madagascar occurred between 350 BC and 550 AD by Indianized Austronesian peoples, arriving on outrigger canoes from Indonesia. The social and religious situation of Indonesia during those times were that of Hinduism and Buddhism, along with native Indonesian culture. These were joined around the 9th century AD by Bantu migrants crossing the Mozambique Channel from East Africa. Other groups continued to settle on Madagascar over time, each one making lasting contributions to Malagasy cultural life. The Malagasy ethnic group is often divided into 18 or more subgroups, of which the largest are the Merina of the central highlands.
Until the late 18th century, the island of Madagascar was ruled by a fragmented assortment of shifting sociopolitical alliances. Beginning in the early 19th century, most of the island was united and ruled as the Kingdom of Madagascar by a series of Merina nobles. The monarchy ended in 1897 when the island was absorbed into the French colonial empire, from which the island gained independence in 1960. The autonomous state of Madagascar has since undergone four major constitutional periods, termed republics. Since 1992, the nation has officially been governed as a constitutional democracy from its capital at Antananarivo. However, in a popular uprising in 2009, president Marc Ravalomanana was made to resign and presidential power was transferred in March 2009 to Andry Rajoelina. Constitutional governance was restored in January 2014, when Hery Rajaonarimampianina was named president following a 2013 election deemed fair and transparent by the international community. Madagascar is a member of the United Nations, the African Union (AU), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.
Madagascar belongs to the group of least developed countries, according to the United Nations. Malagasy and French are both official languages of the state. The majority of the population adheres to traditional beliefs, Christianity, or an amalgamation of both. Ecotourism and agriculture, paired with greater investments in education, health, and private enterprise, are key elements of Madagascar's development strategy. Under Ravalomanana, these investments produced substantial economic growth, but the benefits were not evenly spread throughout the population, producing tensions over the increasing cost of living and declining living standards among the poor and some segments of the middle class. As of 2017, the economy has been weakened by the 2009–2013 political crisis, and quality of life remains low for the majority of the Malagasy population.
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Madagascar

Madagascar

Country in East Africa

  • Desc: Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres off the coast of East Africa.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, Thing, Place, Country
  • Result Score: 9824.43
Madagascar

Madagascar

Film franchise

Madagascar national football team

Football team

  • Desc: The Madagascar national football team, nicknamed Barea after the island's zebu, is the national team of Madagascar and is controlled by the Malagasy Football Federation. It has never qualified for the finals of the World Cup. It took part in its first Africa Cup of Nations in 2019.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar_national_football_team
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 991.99
Madagascar

Madagascar

Island in the Indian Ocean

  • Desc: Madagascar is a large island in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of southern Africa, east of Mozambique. It has a total area of 587,040 square kilometres with 581,540 square kilometres of land and 5,500 square kilometres of water.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Madagascar
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 714.91

Madagascar

Video game

  • Desc: Madagascar is an action-adventure video game based on the animated movie of the same name. It was released on May 24, 2005 in North America and on June 30, 2005 in Europe.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar_(video_game)
  • Type: Thing, ProductModel, VideoGame
  • Result Score: 546.24

Penguins of Madagascar

2014 film

  • Desc: Penguins of Madagascar, released on home video as Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie, is a 2014 American computer-animated spy action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguins_of_Madagascar
  • Type: Movie, Thing
  • Result Score: 460.94

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

2012 film

Lima bean

Lima bean

Bean

  • Desc: Phaseolus lunatus, commonly known as the lima bean, butter bean, sieva bean, Double Bean or Madagascar bean, is a legume grown for its edible seeds or beans.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lima_bean
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 391.50

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

2008 film

Areca palm

Areca palm

Plants

  • Desc: Dypsis lutescens, also known as golden cane palm, areca palm, yellow palm, or butterfly palm, is a species of flowering plant in the family Arecaceae, native to Madagascar and naturalized in the Andaman Islands, Réunion, El Salvador, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Canary Islands, southern Florida, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Leeward Islands and the Leeward Antilles.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dypsis_lutescens
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 349.10
Madagascar Periwinkle

Madagascar Periwinkle

Plants

  • Desc: Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as bright eyes, Cape periwinkle, graveyard plant, Madagascar periwinkle, old maid, pink periwinkle, rose periwinkle, is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharanthus_roseus
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 301.54
The Penguins of Madagascar

The Penguins of Madagascar

American animated series

Florist Kalanchoe

Florist Kalanchoe

Plants

  • Desc: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is a herbaceous and commonly cultivated house plant of the genus Kalanchoe native to Madagascar. It is known by the English common names flaming Katy, Christmas kalanchoe, florist kalanchoe and Madagascar widow's-thrill.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalanchoe_blossfeldiana
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 280.71
Madagascar hissing cockroach

Madagascar hissing cockroach

Insect

Madagascar

2005 film

Antananarivo

Antananarivo

Capital of Madagascar

  • Desc: Antananarivo, also known by its colonial shorthand form Tana, is the capital and largest city of Madagascar. The larger urban area surrounding the city, known as Antananarivo-Renivohitra, is the capital of Analamanga region.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antananarivo
  • Type: City, AdministrativeArea, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 252.20
Air Madagascar

Air Madagascar

Air transport operator

Aye-aye

Aye-aye

Primate

  • Desc: The aye-aye is a long-fingered lemur, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar with rodent-like teeth that perpetually grow and a special thin middle finger. It is the world's largest nocturnal primate.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aye-aye
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 127.60
Ravenala madagascariensis

Ravenala madagascariensis

Plants

  • Desc: Ravenala is a genus of flowering plants with a single species, Ravenala madagascariensis, commonly known as the traveller's tree, traveller's palm or East-West palm, from Madagascar.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenala
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 106.64
Mahajanga

Mahajanga

City in Madagascar

  • Desc: Mahajanga is a city and an administrative district on the northwest coast of Madagascar. Mahajanga is a tourist destination for Malagasy tourists and international travelers, with beaches, a coconut-lined boardwalk, and eight months of hot, virtually rain-free weather.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahajanga
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 79.85
Toliara

Toliara

City in Madagascar

  • Desc: Toliara is a city in Madagascar. It is the capital of the Atsimo-Andrefana region, located 936 km southwest of national capital Antananarivo. The current spelling of the name was adopted in the 1970s, reflecting the orthography of the Malagasy language.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toliara
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 71.87
Giant mottled eel

Giant mottled eel

Fish

  • Desc: The giant mottled eel, also known as the marbled eel, is a species of tropical anguillid eel that is found in the Indo-Pacific and adjacent freshwater habitats.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_mottled_eel
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 65.84
Dumeril's boa

Dumeril's boa

Reptiles

  • Desc: Acrantophis dumerili, commonly known as Dumeril's boa, similar to and often confused as the Madagascar ground boa, is a non-venomous boa species found on Madagascar. No subspecies are currently recognized.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrantophis_dumerili
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 55.22

Madagascar 3D

2014 film

  • Type: Movie, Thing
  • Result Score: 43.51

Madagascar: Motion Picture Soundtrack

Soundtrack

  • Type: Thing, MusicAlbum
  • Result Score: 40.26
Blue-cheeked bee-eater

Blue-cheeked bee-eater

Birds

  • Desc: The olive bee-eater or Madagascar bee-eater is a near passerine bee-eater species in the genus Merops. It is native to the southern half of Africa where it is present in Angola; Botswana; Burundi; Comoros; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mayotte; Mozambique; Namibia; Rwanda; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_bee-eater
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 26.67

Indians in Madagascar

Ethnic group

  • Desc: Indians in Madagascar form a community of roughly 25,000 individuals according to the statistics of India's Ministry of External Affairs; other estimates of their population range from 15,000 to 30,000.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indians_in_Madagascar
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 21.48

Madagascar

Play

  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 20.25
Periwinkle

Periwinkle

Plants

  • Desc: Vinca is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae, native to Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. The English name periwinkle is shared with the related genus Catharanthus.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinca
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 19.67

Bank Negara Indonesia

Bank

  • Desc: PT Bank Negara Indonesia Tbk or Bank Negara Indonesia, is an Indonesian state-owned bank. It has branches primarily in Indonesia, but it can also found in Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London and New York.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_Negara_Indonesia
  • Type: Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 19.06
Fossa

Fossa

Animal

  • Desc: The fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar. It is a member of the Eupleridae, a family of carnivorans closely related to the mongoose family.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossa_(animal)
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 19.02
Ramena

Ramena

Town in Madagascar

  • Desc: Ramena is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsiranana II, which is a part of Diana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 4,000 in 2001 commune census. Only primary schooling is available.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramena
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 17.25

Madagascar

Software

  • Desc: Madagascar is a software package for multidimensional data analysis and reproducible computational experiments. Its mission is to provide a convenient and powerful environment a convenient technology transfer tool for researchers working with digital image and data processing in geophysics and related fields.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar_(software)
  • Type: Thing, SoftwareApplication
  • Result Score: 16.09
Bernier's teal

Bernier's teal

Birds

  • Desc: Bernier's teal, also known as Madagascar teal, is a species of duck in the genus Anas. It is endemic to Madagascar, where it is found only along the west coast.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernier's_teal
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 15.55
Madagascan magpie-robin

Madagascan magpie-robin

Birds

Adenium obesum

Adenium obesum

Plants

  • Desc: Adenium obesum is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, that is native to the Sahel regions, south of the Sahara, and tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and Arabia.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adenium_obesum
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 13.00

Dragon tree

Plants

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 12.25
Humblot's heron

Humblot's heron

Birds

  • Desc: Humblot's heron, also known as the Madagascar heron, is a species of heron. In Madagascar, it is uncommon to the north and west coasts as well as Lake Alaotra, but also inhabits the Comoro Islands and Mayotte.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humblot's_heron
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 11.57
Madagascar

Madagascar

1837 ship

Madagascar

Album by Paul Oakenfold

  • Type: Thing, MusicAlbum
  • Result Score: 7.00
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