Teny nalaina : Betsimisaraka

1885Oliver Samuel Pasfield : The true Story of the French Dispute in Madagascar
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When Radama I came down from his capital in the highlands to the east coast in 1817, with a large following and an escort of some twenty-five thousands soldiers, to exercise his powers of suzerainty over the Betanimena and Betsimisaraka chiefs, he visited Tamatave, where he concluded an amicable arrangement with Jean René and Fiche, the two half-caste chiefs who ruled on the banks of the Hivondro.