Their capital city of Antananarivo, in the center of the island, is a well-built city of over 100,000 inhabitants.
They have built a magnificent cathedral, which is the glory and pride of Antananarivo.
She was told that, at Antananarivo, about three hundred people were killed by lightning every year.
Madame Pfeiffer, and the other six Europeans then in Antananarivo, were ordered to quit the capital immediately.
She ordered the captives to be chained and sent off at once to Antananarivo.
large island off the east coast of Africa, from Mogadishu, the name of the city in Somalia, due to an error by Marco Polo in reading Arabic, whereby he thought the name was that of the island. There is no indigenous name for the whole island. Related: Madagascan.
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.