Andriana is both the name of the noble class and a title of nobility in Madagascar. Historically, many Malagasy ethnic groups lived in highly stratified caste-based social orders in which the andriana were the political and/or spiritual leaders. Among the Merina of the central highlands of Madagascar, the emergence of a noble class is attributed to its decree by King Andriamanelo (1540–1575), later subdivided into four sub-castes by King Ralambo (1575–1600) and eventually six sub-castes by King Andriamasinavalona (1675–1710).
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    … will break into the mainstream in 2014. Predictor: Andriana Sousa, director of digital & media for Latin America at Millward Brown Grade: B Wearable devices outshone new smartphones and tablets at this year’s tech conventions. But the excitement among techies wasn’t fully mirrored by the broader consumer market, leading to decent sales in the new…

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