Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Toilets in Madagascar

What a subject hey? And so important! I just completed a review of sanitation approaches in Madagascar,  in plain words: I was visiting private and public toilets. Embarrasing subject? Not at all! People here were proud to show us their 'bathrooms', WCs, cans, johns, latrines, lavatories, outhouses, shithouses, privies and thrones!


© Pictures by Susanne van Lieshout and Mick Andriamarasoa. With thanks to Hasi!

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful (memories)!
    Olivier

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  2. Hi Suzanne,

    You forgot one other name for a toilet - PK -short for piccanin kaia, which means "small house" in the Zulu, Shangaan, and Sindebele languages. This term was used in South Africa and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).

    I enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.

    Cheers,
    Hugo

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  3. Oh, and then there is "de doos." For Dutch speakers only ;)

    Love your pictures!

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