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Culture of Madagascar

People in Madagascar speak the Malagasy, and French languages. The linguistic diversity of Madagascar is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Madagascar is 0.0204. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 32.6% of Madagascar's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Madagascar. The rate of urbanization in Madagascar is considered to be 3.8. According to data on inbound tourists in Madagascar, 196,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Madagascar is called 'Ry Tanindrazanay malala ô!', which in English means 'Oh, Beloved Land of our Ancestors'. It was adopted in 1958. The lyrics have been written by Pasteur Rahajason and the music has been composed by Norbert Raharisoa.

Fast food

Around 2% of the population of Madagascar are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Madagascar consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 56.% beer, 9.5% wine, 34.5% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Madagascar is romazava.