from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Ta·na·na·rive (tə-nănˈə-rēvˌ, tä-nä-nä-rēvˈ)Antananarivo The capital and largest city of Madagascar, in the east-central part of the country. It was founded in the 17th century as a walled citadel. Population: 1,400,000.
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- proper n. The capital city of Madagascar
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- n. the capital and largest city of Madagascar
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The protestors were showing solidarity for Ramanatsoavina, a presenter held in Antananarivo's Antanimora Prison on charges of “incitement to rebellion” and “civil disobedience,” according to defense lawyer Fidele Rakotondrainibe.
And you can actually see two species that weren't discoveried until the seventies from the main Antananarivo-Tuléara road (Benson's Rock Thrush and Appert's Greenbul).
[...] the multipe acts of violence during the Madagascar crisis but for more info now, here is an interview by Solana Larsen of Tahina, one of the manager of the foko-ushahidi platform in Antananarivo, [...] 11 May 2009, 20: 53 pm ariniaina
His basic point was that "Antananarivo" the capital is pronounced more like "Tananarive", which so upset the French that they forced the Malagasy to spell it "Tananarive".
Wednesday morning in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, which is known as Tana, and with all research permits now in hand, it is time to start thinking about the practical aspects of starting the fieldwork.
Bodo Wittmer, vice-president of the Antananarivo chamber of commerce and industry in Madagascar, said three companies had expressed serious interest in doing business in her country.
Until donors find a similar solution for Madagascar, life will be better for the endangered lemurs munching on Madagascar's trees than for women bringing up children on the streets of Antananarivo.
The international community tolerated the trend until the most recent coup, in March 2009, when President Marc Ravalomanana lost out to Antananarivo's baby-faced mayor, Andry Rajoelina.
The closure of virtually all the textile factories around Antananarivo put 50,000 people out of work.
The impact of the aid crisis in Madagascar is blatant in the Andohotapenaka II district of the capital Antananarivo.