Your last name is at least 10 letters long and contains lots of A’s
When people ask you about your race, you have no idea what to say
You have never been afraid of skin cancer even though you go to the beach very often
When in your family, taboo and tradition takes precedence over the law
You eat rice at least twice a day
You have heard that kicking walls or burning green plants will kill your grandmother
You have been pissed waiting on the traffic policeman to give you the right of way at a crossroad
You have been to an exhumation and a circumcision
You know that the alphabet only have 21 letters
You know the group Mahaleo
When you die you’ll be buried in a family tomb
Every Comorian for you is a Mamadou and every white person is a Vazaha
When it comes to sports, you think football is the biggest, and rugby and pickpockets are related
You think sweet beans are gross
You get paid to go to public university
You have taken at least 2 foreign languages in school
You have driven in a 2 way street which is the exactly the width of 2 cars but you made it safely
You know that we burry navel cords ( tadim-poitra) and you actually know where yours is buried
You drive without any speed limits
You know which of the 18 tribes you belong to
Your mom told you that if you don’t wear your shoes, your stomach will hurt
You have at least one family member living in France
You eat the bones as well as the meat
You know that price is never definite, you always have to bargain
You try to hold back tears when someone dies but you cry when your favorite soccer team loses
At night, you are afraid of witches and ghosts
When it’s sunny after the rain, it means a witch just died
Your mom told you you can’t point at tombs because your fingers will fall off
You have never seen snow when you grew up in Madagascar
Your grandma walks around with an umbrella on sunny days
Your family sees an astrologer before doing something important
You have to walk over a fire when you come back from a funeral
At least once in your life, you got bored listening to a « kabary » that was too long
When you get married, there are 5 steps: fisehoana, vodiondry, fiancaille, soratra, mariage
Do any of these sound familiar to you?? They do to me. And by all means, I am PROUD to be MALAGASY, aren’t you?
Malagasy Native By Rotsy R.
Auteur: Rotsy R.
posted on Facebook on Wednesday, Nov 22
found by Lova and posted at malagasy miray by Harinjaka
Avec l’autorisation de Rotsy R.
Photo of kids by Morgane /Malagasy Native by Rotsy R.