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Chilean Afrodescendant people

Afrodescendiente chileno

Last modified: 2023-01-28 by randy young
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[Flag of Chilean Afrodescendant people]
image by Jaume Ollé, 30 December 2022

About the flag

These people obtained official recognition by decree Law 21.151 from 2019 and adopted flag.

They used before an unofficial four stripes flag (Green-Yellow-Red-Black) and then a new flag (officialized) was adopted.

An article about the flag and its adoption, in Spanish, can be found at
Jaume Ollé, 30 December 2022


[Symbolism of flag of Chilean Afrodescendant people]
image found by Jaume Ollé, 30 December 2022

Translation using Google Translate:
  • The color green represents the valleys that divide Azapa and Lluta, and for the May Crosses of Afrodescendant families.
  • The color black represents the olive as an important economic activity in the 20th Century. Also, for skin color.
  • The color red represents the blood shed over the centuries as a result of slavery.
  • The color yellow represents the Sun–symbol of life energy that tans and darkens the skin–and the fire that heats the leather of the drums.