island sovereign state off the coast of Southeast Africa, in the Indian Ocean
Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of eastern Africa. It consists of the island of Madagascar, the world's fourth largest island, and many smaller islands. In 2021 its population was estimated at 28,427,328.
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- The landing of the white man on Madagascar inflicted injury without measure. The consequences of that irruption of Europeans onto Madagascar were not psychological alone, since, as every authority has observed, there are inner relationships between consciousness and the social context.
- Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks (1952), p. 97.
- This country and its people have suffered too much. We are here to give meaning to their lives. We are here to put in place a structure of coordination which will give tangible and measurable results.
- Hery Rajaonarimampianina, quoted in "Newly elected President of Madagascar commits to overcoming the AIDS epidemic", UNAIDS, 17 April 2014.