Madagascar is one of the safest countries in the world. The Malgasy’s are some of the nicest and most beautiful people you will ever meet. You will learn about the Tradition/Food, Lifestyle/People and Animals in this information report about Madagascar.
There are 28.36 million people in Madagascar (28,319,653). The capital city of Madagascar is Antananarivo. Most of the country's population is in Agriculture (Farming) and produces the rice that the country needs. Over 60% of the population is under 25! Music is very important to the Malagasy people, they throw parties where you can dance, sing and play your instruments. The Valiha is a traditional guitar-like instrument.
The reason why farmers need to produce so much rice is because Malagsy eat it every single day! Rice is the base of all dishes and you will always have a steaming hot meal. Your rice might come with some meat, but will also most likely come with no drink. It is tradition to eat on the floor, if you eat it too fast you will finish before the others (meaning they will have to give you more food, and make sure you finish your food (as a sign that you liked it). Madagascar has the highest rate of stunted growth, because they eat so much rice.
Most of the animals in Madagascar are so rare, and found nowhere else. They are becoming extinct fast, but there are some very fascinating creatures. The Silky Sifaka is one of the rarest mammals on earth. It is called the Angel of the Forest because of its long silky white fur. They are a type of lemur and one out of seven sifaka species. There is also a bat that is called aye aye. It has the ears of a bat, but the teeth of a rat! It also has long middle fingers to dig up the bugs in the ground. There are many more animals like this!
So there you have it, Madagascar is a very unique and interesting country. I was very surprised about the fact that they dance with their dead loved ones! Malaysians have a lot of traditions with their food, and I think that it’s awesome. The animals there may look a bit funny, but they come with so many interesting facts. I hope you enjoyed my information report on Madagascar, veloma! (Bye in Malagasi.)