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 port 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
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
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.
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 sev…eral 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.
LEMURS there are some stripy Lemurs there, rare insects and amazing forests
wow, a boat?! how else. it's an island DA.
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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
David Schwimmer does the voice of Melman the giraffe in Madagascar.
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 s…trings, 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.
The Madagascar spiny thickets (also known as the Madagascar spiny forests ) is located in southernMadagascar.
Gloria is the Hippotamus