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Flag of Madagascar

The flag of Madagascar was adopted on 14 October 1958, two years before the independence of that nation, as Madagascar prepared for a referendum on its status in the French Community.

The colors of the flag represent Madagascar's history and traditional peasant classes. Red and white were the colors of the Merina kingdom, which succumbed to France in 1896. They were used in the flag of the last Merina monarch, Queen Ranavalona III. They may indicate the ethnic origins of the Malagasy people in Southeast Asia, and are shared by the flag of Indonesia. Green was the color of the Hova, the largest class of peasant commoners, who played a significant role in anti-French agitation and the independence movement.

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Flag of Madagascar

Country - Madagascar

Madagascar (Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Repoblikan'i Madagasikara ; République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 250 miles off the coast of East Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world) and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian subcontinent around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island's diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by the encroachment of the rapidly growing human population and other environmental threats.

The first archaeological evidence for human foraging on Madagascar may have occurred as much as 10,000 years ago. Human settlement of Madagascar occurred between 350 BC and 550 AD by Austronesian peoples, arriving on outrigger canoes from Borneo. These were joined around the 9th century AD by Bantu migrants crossing the Mozambique Channel from East Africa. Other groups continued to settle on Madagascar over time, each one making lasting contributions to Malagasy cultural life. The Malagasy ethnic group is often divided into 18 or more subgroups, of which the largest are the Merina of the central highlands.

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Flag of Madagascar (English)  Bandiera del Madagascar (Italiano)  Vlag van Madagaskar (Nederlands)  Drapeau de Madagascar (Français)  Flagge Madagaskars (Deutsch)  Bandeira de Madagáscar (Português)  Флаг Мадагаскара (Русский)  Bandera de Madagascar (Español)  Flaga Madagaskaru (Polski)  马达加斯加国旗 (中文)  Madagaskars flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Madagascarului (Română)  マダガスカルの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Мадагаскару (Українська)  Национално знаме на Мадагаскар (Български)  마다가스카르의 국기 (한국어)  Madagaskarin lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Madagaskar (Bahasa Indonesia)  Madagaskaro vėliava (Lietuvių)  Madagaskars flag (Dansk)  Madagaskarská vlajka (Česky)  Madagaskar bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Мадагаскара (Српски / Srpski)  Madagaskari lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Madagaskaru (Slovenčina)  Madagaszkár zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Madagaskara (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติมาดากัสการ์ (ไทย)  Madagaskaras karogs (Latviešu)  Σημαία της Μαδαγασκάρης (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Madagascar (Tiếng Việt) 
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