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A summary of Historical facts.
In 1540, the eldest of Rafohy ... or Rangita, Andriamanelo ascends the throne and swears to conquer all Ambaniandro territories, that is to say directly "under the sun" or "on the heights" .
Having made Alasora his capital, Andriamanelo marries a princess of Ambohitrabiby (capital of the Avaradrano), so he vassalizes it and above all, uses against the neighboring Vazimba clans, the first metal sagaies.
His son Ralambo will continue the work of conquest between 1575 and 1610. With firearms, dedicated to the Sakalava troops from the west who raid the western highlands, Ralambo absorbs other territories Vazimba and, to control his kingdom, installs troops in the first fortified villages.
Having realized the wish of his father to conquer all the heights of the center, he baptizes his kingdom Imerin'Ambaniandro, the "highlands under the sun" and gives his people the name of MERINA, "those who live in the highlands"..
To Ralambo succeeds his younger son Andrianjaka, obsessed by new ambitions of conquest.
The Vazimba city of Analamanga ("where the forest is blue "), insolently built on a huge rock above the marshes, attracts particularly.
Hardly enthroned in 1610, he decides to march against the Vazimba and conquers Analamanga, without shedding a drop of blood but only by threatening the occupants, who prefer to surrender rather than face such a formidable army.
At the top of the city, Andrianjaka builds the royal palace and a fort where he installs "thousand warriors" and dépatiates Analamnga to call it Antananarivo, "the city of a thousand" - the Malagasy capital was born.

According to the oral tradition, Madagascar would have sheltered at the beginning of the Christian era those who must be called "proto-Malagasy". European travelers of the sixteenth century, as today's guardians of tradition, say that in remote times, the island was populated by VAZIMBA, small men with smooth hair and fair complexion. Of these "white pygmies", there remains among the Malagasy some fear, if not fear, mixed with feelings of guilt, inherited from immigrant ancestors who may have settled in practicing a real genocide. In many areas, particularly in the highlands, in the northwestern caves, or in the gorges of the great rivers of the south-west, sites are considered sacred because "fasam-bazimba", that is, say cemeteries or tombs of VAZIMBA, whose vengeful minds torment the living.
Better still, certain regions still shelter unknown tribes, direct descendants of the Vazimba: Kimosy, Siona, Kalanoro, or Mikea would be refugees in the deserted basins, beyond Betafo, between the Ankaratra massif and the chains Bongolava, in the mysterious caves of the Isalo plateau, or in the thorny forests between the Mahafaly country and the Mozambique Channel. This certainty of the inhabitants has however never been confirmed by the research, some of which motivated real expeditions in TERRE INCOGNITA.
We have not been able to date the arrival of immigrants in Madagascar. It is not even certain that the "aborigines" Vazimba be not, too, from elsewhere. In the Irodo regions to the north-east, utensils and various objects updated during excavations would date, according to the method of carbon 14, of about nine hundred years. But archaeological research is only beginning and vestiges of the first immigrations remain to be discovered...
Chloritoschist objects are still intriguing researchers: lamps, pots and other containers, an elephant (this animal has never lived in Madagascar), carved in this white trap, seems to testify to the arrival of immigrants from the Arabian Peninsula and Pakistan.
The updated fishing camps in the Talaky area in the south revealed iron objects and pottery dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries. The two giant dugouts, "a male and a female", discovered in the vicinity of Didy, inland between Lake Alaotra and the forests of the east, have probably served to descendants of Indonesians landed near Maroantsetra towards XIIth century. Islamic cemeteries and stone-related monuments of the entire north-west, including Katsepy and Nosy Lava, date back to the 10th century, that is to say to the period of a Swahili-Malagasy civilization, and so on.
New waves of natures were formed and there a new island was born about 250 millions years ago ,after the great crack of the earth's crust on the Middle East of the African continent. The Ocean Panthalassa intensively fermented organic matter, alluvium and this produced various varieties of precious stones.
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