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Madagascar [(mad-uh-gas-kuhr)]

Island republic in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. Its capital and largest city is Antananarivo.

Note: The island of Madagascar is the fourth largest in the world.
Note: Madagascar was under French control from the late nineteenth century until 1960, when it gained full independence. Its culture mixes European, African, and South Asian influences.
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