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Malagasy Fact 1 (Aug. 30–Sept. 5, 2009)

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, and the largest independent, single-island nation.  Greenland belongs to Denmark; New Guinea is split between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea; and Borneo is divided amongst Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei.

Malagasy Fact 2 (Sept. 6–Sept. 12, 2009)

Madagascar has three official languages: English, French, and Malagasy.

Malagasy Fact 3 (Sept. 13–Sept. 19, 2009)

There is only one television station in Madagascar.

Malagasy Fact 4 (Sept. 20–Sept. 26, 2009)

Madagascar’s chief exports are coffee and vanilla.

Malagasy Fact 5 (Sept. 27–Oct. 3, 2009)

The Malagasy population growth rate is 3.00%, 11th highest in the world.