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Ambohijoky is one of the twelve sacred hills of the ancient Merina Kingdom, located in the south-west of Antananarivo.

Formerly called Analamasina, it is located south of Antsahadinta and Ambatomalaza. The original inhabitants, the Manisotra, resisted King Andrianampoinimerina for a long time before defeat. At the end of the war, the king placed one of his twelve wifes there, the oldest one. That is why the hill is called Ambohijoky - "At the hill of the senior sister". (Text by Isabelle Ratsira)

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