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Indian Ocean

Geography Very large area, volcanic islands
Climate Hot and humid (70-86 degrees Fahrenheit) Great oceanic influence Lots of rain year-round Cyclones
History 500 CE: Bantu Africans (south of the Equator). Later, arrival of Arabs from the Persian Gulf (Iran) and even later, Malaysians, Indians, Chinese, some Europeans
Politics Independent territory, Departmental collectivity, DOM
Economy increasing industrialized, technology, sugar, textiles
Languages Many African and Asian languages Malgache in Madagascar Mahorais in Mayotte Comorien in Comores Many creoles everywhere
Religions Christianity Islam Hinduism Animism
Environment abundance of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth endemic
Environmental Challenges forest (slash and burn) Growth in cattle herd Reliance on charcoal for cooking
Created by: 100003503602709