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Menabe kingdom (Madagascar)

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[Menabe flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 18 Jul 2005 See also:

Menabe kingdom

Menabe was a kingdom in western Madagascar centered on the port of Morondava.
According to this website its flag was: horizontal red - white - red, with in the center on white a red humpbacked cow.
Image after a small image by Jaume Ollé, based on Flag Bulletin, X:2/3, 1971 and Lucien Philippe's, Les anciens drapeaux de Madagascar, 6° ICV, IJssel Meer, 1975.

Data according to the site above:
Menabe (Volamena dynasty)

c.1685 Menabe kingdom, along the Sakalava River, under Volamena dynasty.
1834   Annexed by Madagascar.

Kings (personal names in parentheses)
c.1685 - 1710 Andriamanetriarivo (Trimanongarivo)
c.1774 - 1794 Andrianamboatsimarofy
c.1710 - ....              ....
.... - ....                ....
.... - ....   Ratrimolahi
.... - 1812       Andriantsoarivo (Miakala)
1812 - 1834   Ramitraho                (d. 1834)
1834               Rainasa
1834               Kelisambay (pretender)   (d. 1837)

This too was a Sakalava state, with a predominantly Bantu population, see also Boina.
Jarig Bakker, 18 Jul 2005