People of Madagascar

BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope. 

In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.

At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders. 

  • Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Malagasy

  • Know who you married-cross cultural marriages

  • Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists!

  • Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in …

  • Share your rich Malagasy culture and language


Be present in appreciating the Malagasy in you and Malagasies around you. Understand Malagasy marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.


As a Malagasy, you have a culture, and you have a language!



          Independence: 26 June 1960

            Population:  28,427,328

           Area: 587 041 square km


Malagasy, French

Ethnic groups

26% Merina

15% Betsimisaraka

12% Betsileo

7% Tsimihety

6% Sakalava

5% Antaisaka

5% Antandroy

24% Others

Where is Madagascar on the continent of Africa?


Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean.