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What is the present name of MADAGASCAR?

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Asked by Santiranjan Pal, 16 Apr '11 10:04 am
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Madagascar gets its current name from Marco Polo, the fourteenth-century Italian explorer, who described an African island of untold wealth called Madeigascar in his memoirs. Polo heard about the island second-hand during his travels in Asia. Most scholars believe that he described Mogadishu, the port located in present-day Somalia. Nevertheless, Italian cartographers attached the name "Madagascar" to the island during the Renaissance.

It changed its name to Malagasy fairly recently but later changed it back.
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Answered by uv dabholkar, 16 Apr '11 10:09 am

 
  
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Malagasy
Answered by Keen Observer, 16 Apr '11 10:12 am

 
  
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Madagascar gets its current name from Marco Polo
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Mauritius
Answered by SriniVenkat, 16 Apr '11 10:07 am

 
  
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