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Last Updated: Thursday January 23 2003 09:55 GMT

Country profile: Madagascar

  • Population: 18.4 million
  • Capital city: Antananarivo
  • Major languages: Malagasy (official), French
  • Major religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christianity
  • Fascinating Fact: The Malagasy pay a lot of attention to their dead. From time to time they open up ancestral tombs and carry the remains around in a procession and then rewrap them in fresh shrouds and bury them again.




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