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Madagascar - Culture

Madagascar - Culture
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.52

     challenging words:    gasy, hira, performers, communication, imagine, solution, public, stage, entire, kingdom, speech, establish, early, form, better, since
     content words:    Some Merina

Madagascar - Culture
By Ekaterina Zhdanova-Redman

1     Imagine you are a king or a queen. Think of all the things you could do, with many people working for you, lots of money and several houses. Imagine a whole country of people who loved you and showed you lots of respect. Do you think it would be fun?
2     Being a king or queen isn't all fun, though. You would have to make important decisions about your country and try to make things better for your citizens. Imagine you had to do this two hundred years ago in a very rural country. No telephones, no television, and no Internet. How would you tell your citizens about your great plans for the future? Sure, you could make a speech, but how boring would that be? And how many people could you speak to at one time? So what do you do?
3     Many years ago, there was a ruling family in Madagascar. Their kingdom was named Merina. Some Merina rulers were good while others were bad. The first Merina king, named Andrianampoinimerina (try to pronounce it!), had an interesting solution to the problem of communication.

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