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Merina local flag (Madagascar)

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image by Jaume Ollé, 02 Mar 2009

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Merina local flag

"The Merina is the largest ethnic group in Madagascar. Boasting a population of 3 million which is equal to about one-quarter of the country's population, they speak a Malayo-Polynesian language and are concentrated in the central highlands.

Their ancestors, the Austronesians, migrated from the Malay Archipelago (Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Malaysia) around the beginning of the Common Era. Today, the Austronesian features of the Merina are still quite visible."  Further details can be found at here.

Since 1997 the Merina Nation has an "ethnic" or "local" flag as shown above.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 02 Mar 2009