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Menabe

Menabe is a region in western Madagascar, with its capital at Morondava. It covers an area of , and its population was estimated to be 592,113 in 2013. The population mostly belongs to the Sakalava ethnic group. The region is named after the 18th-century Sakalava Kingdom of Menabe (16th-18th centuries). The name "Menabe", in turn, means "big red", after the color of laterite rock that dominates the landscape.