Documentary heritage submitted for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2012.
Poetic and colorful/pictorial speech that appeals to the imagination. It is well structured and contains mostly proverbs, rhetoric figures of speech and word games. Originally, the Kabary was used as a means to transmit information to people about politics and the royal administration. Later on, it was used to mark different aspects of life such as weddings, funerals and other ceremonies and family circumstances.
- Year of submission: 2012
- Country: Madagascar