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'Tiako I Madagasikara' is Malagasy for 'I love Madagascar' (and also the name of the current President's political party). I really did love the island. It was the most wonderful place I've ever been to, and this picture is just typical of the Malagasy scenery. The rice fields; the woman on the bridge carrying something very heavy on her head; the glorious red-orange earth.

I learnt a few words of Malagasy, but really not very much, because the pronunciation is near-impossible (it varies everywhere), and because I was more preoccupied with learning French. But I wish I'd learnt a bit more; it's a lovely language.

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  • Copyright: Matt Harris (matt_harris_42) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 33 W: 5 N: 48] (151)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-01-26
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-04-20 12:47
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