Madagascar facts Selected as the most interesting among East Africa related questions in East Africa quiz The indigenous people of Madagascar are related to ...Indigenous Australians. Although Madagascar is only 230 km away from Africa, the old African people didn't like to go deep in the sea. The first people who actually have reached Madagascar were Austronesians from Borneo around 500 BC.Created by: Ninjaipeoples facts » What is the main purpose for baobab to have such thick trunk?Water storage. The swollen trunk of the baobab tree can store as much as 31,700 gallons (120,000 l) of water to endure harsh drought conditions. Indigenous Australians used baobabs as a source of water.Created by: life-o-holicEast Africa facts » This photo was taken in Madagascar. What are these grand trees?Baobabs. These large trees are the only remnants of the tropical forest that once grown in the area. The baobabs were simply too large and tough to be cleared without mechanical tools. The tree can grow up to nearly 100 feet (30 m) tall and 35 feet (11 m) wide.Created by: globalquiz.orgtrees facts » Where do aye-ayes live?In Madagascar. The aye-aye is a lemur. Like all other lemurs, it is native to Madagascar.Created by: globalquiz.organimals of East Africa facts » What animal is that?Aye-aye. The classification of the aye-aye has been debated since its discovery. It was first classified as rodent, and as a squirel. However, the aye-aye is also similar to felines in its head shape, eyes, ears and nostrils. Molecular tests had shown it belongs to the lemurs superfamily.Created by: Monica Stillerzoology facts » What is the capital city of Madagascar?Antananarivo served as capital of Madagascar well before the French colonization of the island. It was the seat of Radama I, who was considered the King of Madagascar by European diplomats in the early XIXth century.Created by: globalquiz.orgEastern Africa facts » The ariary (the currency of Madagascar) is subdivided into ...?5 iraimbilanja. The ariary is the currency of Madagascar. It is subdivided into 5 iraimbilanja and is one of only two non-decimal currencies currently circulating (the other is the Mauritanian ouguiya). Iraimbilanja means literally "one iron weight" and was the name of an old coin worth 1⁄5 of an ariary.Created by: Tschukacurrencies facts » Play East Africa quiz and see all the questions.