Anosy

Anosy is one of the 22 regions of Madagascar in the south-east of the country. It is located on the eastern side of what used to be Province of Tulear. The name "Anosy" means "island(s)" in Malagasy.

Due to a strategic main searoute running along its coast, Anosy has been an osmotic crossroads for Malagasy and the rest of the world over the last 500 years. In the 1500s it served as a supplying area for European ships sailing to and from the Indies, and in the mid-1600s it was the location of an early French colonial settlement in the Indian Ocean. The region was part of the Merina Kingdom for much of the 1800s and part of the French colony of Madagascar from the late-1800s to 1960.

Its exports have included human slaves (shipped to Mascarene Islands and the US in the 1700s), live cattle (exported to Réunion for almost 300 years), sisal, natural rubber, Rosy Periwinkle, graphite, uranothorite, lobster, sapphires, and, in the last five years, ilmenite. Due to its biodiversity and natural beauty, efforts commenced in the 1980s to promote environmental conservation and tourism in the region.

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Roman Catholic Diocese Of Tôlagnaro - History
1615 - Drian-Ramaka, having been baptized, returns to Anosy with 3 Jesuit missionaries and 5 other foreigners, where they established a mission at Tranovato in 1616 ... Fathers Custodio de Costa and Manuel d'Almeida remain in Anosy, but conflicts grow with the local ombiasa and king, who seeks to starve them into exile ... - Jesuits abandon their mission efforts in Anosy, never to return ...
Tôlanaro - Timeline - Initial French Attempt To Set Up A Colony in Fort Dauphin, Anosy (1642–1674)
... 1642 - First French colonial settlement in Anosy established by the French East India Company at Manafiafy, on the coast 40 km ... For a map of Anosy at this time created by Flacourt see ... to poor relationships with local inhabitants, Flacourt began to conduct cattle raids in Anosy ...
Tôlanaro - Timeline - Imerina Control of Fort Dauphin & Some of The Surrounding Area (1825-1895)
1825 - After Anosy was conquered by 4,000 Imerina soldiers, they entered the French garrison at Fort Dauphin where they tore down the French flag and ... to extract taxes from the people living in Anosy ... Imerina occupation of parts of Anosy resulted in some of the Antanosy people moving west to the Onilahy valley near Bezaha ...
Anosy, Tsiroanomandidy
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Tôlanaro - Timeline - 20th Century
1904-05 - Rebellion by the Antaisaka against French rule in rural Anosy results in many of the expatriates living in the region along with many Malagasy ... Anosy region suffered from both Smallpox and Locusts ... established an office in Fort Dauphin with the intent to export mica and sisal from western Anosy (and eventually eastern Androy as well) through Fort Dauphin ...