«Ny ranomasina no valamparihiko (The Sea is the limit of my rice field)»
The real founder of the Kingdom of Imerina which means «The Country where we see far under the Sun », born about 1740 was named «Andrianamapoininimeiratasimitoviamitandrianapanjaka », or «The Lord of the heart of Imerina», because of his heart qualities and Knowledge. His name too long, his contrysides called him «Andrianampoinimerina» aka «Ramboasalama» which means «The good healthy dog ».
It’s under his reign that the Kingdom of Imerina was divided into six provinces: the Avaradrano, the Vakinisisaony, the Marovatana, the Ambodirano, the Vonizongo, the Vakinankaratra. Antananarivo, the actual capital of Madagascar on the mount Analamanga and the Ambohimanga were royal properties and capitals. He married twelve women descendant of Imerina nobles families and reigns from 1787 to his death at 65 years in 1810. His long reign remained the most rich in the history of Imerina. His motto remained famous too «The Sea is the limit of my rice field (Ny ranomasina no valamparihiko)»
He has the longiets name between the Heads of States of the World!
The New president of Madagascar, Hery Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina born on Novembre 6, 1958 at Antsofonondry, in Anatnanarivo, has been elected on December 30, 2013. He has been invested president of the Republic of Madagascar on January 17, 2014.
After the longiest political crisis in Madagascar, will he have the longiest polical carreer of the Country after the socialist poorest long regime of Didier Ratsiraka from June 1975 to 2001?
Hery Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina has made him into the record books as the head of state with the longest family name. His family name alone racks an impressive 19 caracters and nine syllabs. His fully name Hery Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina totals 44 caracters.
It appears that a long name can be good for a carrer in politics!
Source: Jean I.N. Kanyarwunga, Biographical Dictionary of African, www.NENA, Dakar (French version).