Why is Madagascar named Madagascar?
The name Madagascar doesn't come from the local origin rather it was named by European travelers. It was first recorded in the memoirs of 13th-century Venetian explorer Marco Polo as a form of the name Mogadishu, the Somalian port with which Marco Polo had mistakenly taken as Madagascar. On St. Laurence's Day in 1500, Portuguese explorer Diogo Dias landed on the island and christened it Sao Lourenco, but Polo's name was preferred and popularized on Renaissance. It is very hard to find the name Madagascar in the texts of local population.
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Madagascar gets its current name from Marco Polo, the fourteenth-century Italian explorer, who described an African island of untold wealth called Madeigascar in his memoirs. Polo heard about the island second-hand during his travels in Asia. Most scholars believe that he described Mogadishu, the po…rt located in present-day Somalia. Nevertheless, Italian cartographers attached the name "Madagascar" to the island during the Renaissance. It changed its name to Malagasy fairly recently but later changed it back. See the Related Link (MORE)
Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east ofMozambique Madagascar is an island off Africa's coast is the fourth largestisland in the world. it has a surface area of 226,444 square miles.it is in the Indian ocean and is separated from Africa by the 500mile wide Mozambique channel. it's in …Africa and the capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo (wereeverybody is an ooh ooh aah aah) aka monkey by the way it's MADAGASCAR The 4th largest island in the world (587,051 km2), Madagascar (orRepoblikan'i Madagasikara or Malagasy Republic) lies in the Indian(Indic) Ocean, near the islands of Comoros, Seychelles andMauritius, beside the East of Mozambique, being part of AfricanContinent. Madagascar is an island on the East of southern Africa (MORE)
Madagascar is a large island off the eastern coast of southern Africa (in the Indian Ocean). It is known for the many species of animals found there that exist nowhere else in the world.
1) Tropical climate, wildlife, vegetation, and beaches. Paradise, I guess. 2)The movies with the lion, zebra, hippo, and giraffe. 3)For people who play internet games, the Pandemic games, developed by Dark Realm Studios, are infamous for pissing everyone off by never allowing Madagascar to become …infected. (MORE)
Full name: Republic of Madagascar Population: 19.6 million (via UN, 2009) . Capital: Antananarivo Area: 587,041 sq km (226,658 sq miles) Government: Multiparty republic. Religion: traditional, Christian, and Islamic Madagascars full name is the Republic of Madagascar, the former name was …the Malagasy Republic . It is the only place in the world you will find lemurs. Madagascar is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species. It is the 4th largest island in the world, it is twice the size of Arizona . Their language (Malagasy) is related to Polynesian; additionally they speak English and French . The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo. . The currency of Madagascar is Malagasy ariary. . Madagascar is the world's largest producer and exporter of vanilla. . Madagascar boasts of unique flora and fauna, majority of which is not found anywhere else in the world. . Madagascar is also referred as the Red Island. See related link: (MORE)
The Ambositra Mountain is one of the landforms in the northern partof Madagascar. Other landforms include Lake Alaotra and AnkaranaNational Park with caves, canyons, plateaus, and rain forests.
Madagascar has [*] little lemurs, birds, insects, etc. [*] 587.051 km2 (being the 4th largest island in the world), with several groups of people (a 20-million mixture of several Austronesian tribesÂ´descendants, natives [Africans], Arab descendants, Indians, Chinese, Europeans [formerly many of …French origin], Comorans and a few others), many beaches and mountains as well, forests (a few ones being completely or partially intact), but also savana-like plains, there existing baobab (trees) and some desert areas and xeric shrublands, many kinds of plants in several parts of its territory, more than 500 types of reptiles and amphibians (wow!), also other wild animals and others, some harbours, parks, besides fishing and agriculture with much vanilla, coffee, sugarcane, peanuts, bananas, beans, cocoa, cloves, rice, cassava, and also livestock, mining (coal, ilmenite, nickel, some gas and oil), essential oils and textile products. (MORE)
Gloria is the hippo Alex is the lion Marty is the zebra Melman is the giraffe (www.imdb.com is a good source for movie questions, btw)
This professor in my uni told me that the mountain names are: Siggkend, Maydcoont, Trixndsheet and Fargentruup.
In the animated "Madagascar" films, the lion's name is Alex. He hasbeen voiced by Ben Stiller in all three of the "Madagascar" filmsand is slatted to return again with the fourth installment of theseries currently scheduled to be released in June of 2018.
there is a: . diki diki (small yellow things) . lion (everyone knows what that is!) . hippo (come on! how stupid do people get?) . girraffe (i am silienced) . zebra (don't make me explain!) . fish (my god!) . bird (please! no!) . lots of insects (you know? the buzzing things?) . and a few …more which i have forgot,(haven't watched it in ages, ya know?) (MORE)
The weird one is called 'King' Julien, the really cute one with bigeyes is called Mort and the black one is called Maurice
There are three mountain ranges, including Massif du Tsaratanana in the north which has the country's highest point of 9436 ft., Maromokofro peak. In the center of the island, there is a large cluster of now extinct volcanoes called Ankaratra. There is a smaller range, the Andringitra range, in the …southern portion of the island near the city of Faradofay. (MORE)
The Republic of Madagascar was formerly known as the Malagasy Republic. Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off of the southeastern coast of Africa. Madagascar's main island is the fourth largest island in the world.
MARTY,ALEX, MELMAN, RICO, ZUBA, MOTO MOTO, GLORIA, SKIPPER, ALAKAY, FLORRIE, MAKUNGA, MAURICE, KOWALSKI, PHIL AND MASON, JULIEN, TEETSI, AND GULLIGAN..
The Mascarene Islands (or Mascarenhas Archipelago ) is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar comprising Mauritius, RÃ©union, Rodrigues, Cargados Carajos shoals, plus the former islands of the Saya de Malha, Nazareth and Soudan banks.
Maromokotro is the highest mountain on Madagascar at 2,876 m (9,436 feet) high. It is located in the Tsaratanana Massif in the northern part of the island Ambositra is a mountain in northern Madagascar south of Antsiranana. It's elevation is 1,475 m (4,838 ft) above sea level. Ankarana Reserve… is a small vegetated plateau in northern Madagascar with elevations that exceed 1220 meters (4000 feet) above sea level. It is composed of 150-million-year-old limestone. Information picked from Wikipedia. There might be other mountains as well. (MORE)
It was first described thus by Marco Polo in his memoirs, although latterly it has been postulated he was referring to Mogadishu. However, Italian renaissance cartographers, knowing no better, attached the name to the island.
There is Skipper,the leader, Kowalski (my favorite) ,the smart one, Rico, the one who is always hacking stuff up, and Private, the cute and cuddly one.
Skipper is the leader, private is special opperations, kowalski is strategies, and RICO is supplies
there is skipper, the leader, private the youngest but skippers right hand penguin, kowalski the smart one, and rico, the explosive one, literly
The Madagascan Currency is known as the Malagasy Ariary (MGA). The currency was introduced in 2005 to replace the Malagasy Franc which had been in use since the French colonial period. One Ariary is equivalent to five Iraimbilanja.
Marty, Gloria, Melman, and Alex. Those are the obvious. The Penguins are Kowalski, Private, Skipper, and Rico. There is also the self-proclaimed Lemur King, King Julien, and his royal subjects, Mort and Maurice.
Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa was a sequel from the animated comedyMadagascar. Some of the characters names are Alex the Lion, Martythe Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe.
The island Madagascar got its name by accident. Marco Polo mentioned it in one of his books as the name for the island based on the hearsay account. It was actually a derivative of the name Mogadishu.
The common name comes from its bright read colour. When threatened the frog puffs itself up to a much larger size and secretes a thick substance that gums up predators eyes and mouth
a man named it that . a girl named it that . some one called madagascar found it and evey one disided to call madagascar after the man who found it
It is attributed to Marco Polo, who reported an island called 'Madeigascar' off the coast of Africa. Some thought he referred to Mogadishu (in nearby Somalia) but Italian mapmakers gave the island that name and it stuck.
They never say in the movie. But the father calls her woman in some parts of the movie, so if you would consider that her name, that's fine by me!
There are no meerkats in the movie. Unless you're referring to the lemurs King Julien, Maurice and Mort.
Well, the penguins are Skipper, Kawalski, Private, and Rico.The king is king Juilian and the right hand man is Mort....The ottar is Marline...The garrila's are Bodda and Bade.
The names of the penguins in the movie Madagascar are Skipper,Rico, Kowalski, and Private. The leader of this group is Skipper,voiced by Tom McGrath.
The zebra's name is Marty. The lion's name is Alex. The hippo is Gloria and the girrafe is Melmen. That is an AWESOME movie!
shure Yes. The Constitution of Madagascar came into force on 19 August 1992. Amended: September 1995, 8 April 1998, 4 April 2007
Yes, Madagascar have electricity. If you have money, you will be able to have and use all household basic needs in a developed countries such as oven, stove, washing machine, refrigerator, television, vacuum cleaner, computer, fast Internet connection allowing you to use VOIP communications, land li…ne telephone, different kind of mobile such as iPhone, air conditioner, heater, hair dryer, and so on. You can even have house security system with 24h camera recording and a remote control electric gate. (MORE)
part of it is. in ths south it is evil and deadly , in the north it is peaceful with sunlight
Hi! You're probably a classmate trying to find an answer for a scial studies report....XD sorry i cant find anywhere on the world wide web. Sorry!
It is a semi-presidential representative democratic multiparty republic, which is where a president is elected and appointed head of state and appoints a prime minister to form a government. Its human rights are protected under the constitution, unlike most countries in Africa, but in 2009 the Uni…ted States Department of State noticed concerns regarding the election process. To add onto that there have been widespread reports regarding limitations on the freedom of the press, child prostitution and labor, and corruption. (MORE)
IDk, but- the penguins names are Skipper- flat head Private- lovable, always smiling Rico- Always pukes out stuff, little hairs on his head and Kwalski- scientific, tallest, has a clipboard.
they have 3 tipes of religion the first one is christianic the second one is Islam and the 3rd on is indigenous
The valiha is the national musical instrument of Madagascar. The valiha is a tube zither from Madagascar made from a species of local bamboo. It is played by plucking the strings, which may be made of metal or (originally) the bamboo skin which is pried up in long strands and propped up by small …bridges made of pieces of dried gourd. (MORE)
The Madagascar spiny thickets (also known as the Madagascar spiny forests ) is located in southernMadagascar.
By boat I'm sure, I'm mean it's far out. Or a plane, either one works X)
The penguins are: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private. The lemurs are: King Julien, Maurice, and Mort. Other animals around the zoo are Marlene the otter, Phil and Mason the chimps, Joey the kangaroo, and Roger the alligator. Etc.
here is a list if the volcanoes in Madagascar... Ambre-Bobaomby Ankaizina Ankaratra Field Itasy Volcanic Field Nosy-Be
Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller / Wally Wahlbert), Gloria the Hippotamus (Jada Pinkett Smith / Bettina Bush), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock / Phil Lamarr), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer / Stephen Stanton) Skipper the Penguin, Private the Penguin, Kowalski the Penguin & Rico the Penguin (Tom McGrath, …Christopher Knights, Chris Miller & John DiMaggio), King Julien the Ringtail Lemur (Sacha Baron Cohen / Danny Jacobs) Maurice the Aye-Aye (Cedric the Entertainer / John Michael Jr.) Mort the Mouse Lemur (Andy Richter / Dee Bradley Baker) Phil & Mason (Conrad Vernon in both movie & game) Stefano the Sea Lion (Martin Short / Fillipo Volandri), Vitaly the Siberian Tiger (Bryan Cranston / Vladimir "Victor" Tschaikovsky) & Gia the Jaguar (Jessica Chastain / Roberta Vinci). (MORE)
The seal, which is actually a sea lion, is named Stefano in thefilm Madagascar 3. This film series focuses on the animated livesof animals in the African desert.
I think that it's \n"New York City Surprise" ~ see related link below for sound clips .
the name of the lion is Alex, the name of the zebra is Marty, the name of the giraffe is Melma, and the name of the hippo is Gloria.
Dave , who was voiced by John Malkovich , uses the humandisguise of Dr. Octavius Brine .