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from the chronology

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1953 Ridván Mrs Meherangiz Munsiff, the wife of an Indian diplomat in London, arrives in Madagascar and is acknowledged as the first Bahá’í in the country. [news.bahai.org/story/288]
  • There was one other Bahá’í in Madagascar before Mrs Munsiff but he was not a Bahá’í in good standing.
  • Suffering ill health, Mrs. Munsiff left in January 1954 a day after Danile Randrianarivo, 29, accepted the Faith, becoming the first Malagasy Baha'i.
Madagascar Meherangiz Munsiff; Danile Randrianarivo
1953 27 Dec Gilbert and Daisy Robert, a French couple, become Bahá’ís in Madagascar, the first people to accept the Faith in the country. Madagascar Gilbert Robert; Daisy Robert find reference
1955 Ridván The first local spiritual assembly in Madagascar is formed in Tananarive (Antananarivo). Tananarive (Antananarivo); Madagascar LSA
1989 Aug Forty Bahá’ís from Réunion, Mauritius, Seychelles and France join a teaching campaign in Madagascar during which 724 people become Bahá’ís. [BINS217:4] Madagascar

from the main catalogue

  1. Servants of the Glory: A Chronicle of Forty Years of Pioneering, by Adrienne Morgan and Dempsey Morgan (2017). Memoirs of a black couple from the United States who lived and spread the Bahá’í Faith in across parts of east Asia and Africa in the 1950s-1980s. Text by Dempsey Morgan, poems by Adrienne Morgan. Link to document offsite. [about]
 
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