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RI women ‘conquered’ Madagascar

  • Elly Burhaini Faizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, April 17 2012 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM A new research report shows that 30 women of Indonesian descent settled in Madagascar about 1,200 years ago, raising the possibility that the island nation was settled through a small, perhaps even unintended, transoceanic crossing, instead of a large-scale planned colonization.

The study titled “A small cohort of Island Southeast Asian women founded Madagascar” published by Proceedings...