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Madagascar
Madagascar

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
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Geographic Location
Location:

    Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique.

Border countries:

    Maritime claims:
    territorial sea: 12 nm
    contiguous zone: 24 nm
    exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
    continental shelf: 200 nm or 100 nm from the 2,500-m deep isobath .

Cultural Demographics
Population:

18,040,341 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo), Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry - Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Antaisaka, Sakalava), French, Indian, Creole, Comoran

Religions: indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%

Languages Spoken:

French (official), Malagasy (official)

Literacy:
male: 75.5%
female: 62.5% (2003 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Antananarivo

Number of provinces

6 provinces (faritany); Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga, Toamasina, Toliara

Universities go here.

Madagascar


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