Repoblika Demokratika n‘i Madagaskar
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Madagascar was discovered by the Portuguese, Diego Diaz, in 1500. The island was unified under the Imérina monarchy between 1797 and 1861, but French claims to a protectorate led to hostilities culminating in the establishment of a protectorate on 30 Sept. 1895. The monarchy was abolished and Madagascar became a French Colony on 6 Aug. 1896.


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Books of Reference

  1. Statistical Information: The Service de Statistique Générale in Antananarivo published the Bulletin mensuel de Madagascar (from 1971); continuation of the trimestrial Bulletin de statistique générale (1949–71), the Revue de Madagascar, the Madagascar à travers ses provinces (latest issue, 1953), the Annuaire Statistique de Madagascar (vol. 1, 1938–51, published 1953, the Situation Economique au Janvier 1968. Population de Madagascar au ler Jan. 1971. and the Statistiques du Commerce Extérieur de Madagascar).Google Scholar
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  5. Heseltine, N., Madagascar. London and New York, 1971Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1983

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