Thursday, December 16, 2004

Madagascar, Flag Of

Possibly based on traditions in Indonesia, the original home of the Malagasy, the predominant flag colours of Madagascar have always been white and red. In the mid-17th century, for example, those colours were chosen by the Sakalava dynasty when it came to power. They named their country the kingdom of Menab�, which means �great red.� In the late 17th century the Merina (Hova)

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