Repoblika Demokratika Malagasy
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. 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. Madagascar became a French Colony on 6 Aug. 1896 and the monachy was abolished on 26 Feb. 1897.


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Further Reading

  1. Official sources: Publications of the Banque des Donnés de l’Etat include the Bulletin mensuel de Madagascar (from 1971); Situation Économique de Madagascar au I Janvier 1988; Inventaire Socio-Economique 1976–86 2 vols; Recensement Industriel Annue. (latest 1986). TheGoogle Scholar
  2. Government has published an Annuaire Officiel, 1987–88.Google Scholar
  3. Brandt, H., Guide to Madagascar. Chalfont St Peter, 1988Google Scholar
  4. Brown, M., Madagascar Rediscovered. London, 1978Google 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

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