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Nagaland (India)

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Flag of Naga people, India image by Jaume Ollé


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Description of the flag

The flag is described as that of Nagaland in Smith (1975), background light blue with a "rainbow" of red, yellow and dark blue; the six-pointed star have six lines like a rays. By my research (exchanges with Zing Zing Awungshi Shisha and the Catalan Committee of Solidarity with the South East Asian Peoples, and a friend that was in the region two years ago) the rays are not on the flags flown there, and the rainbow is red, yellow and green.
Jaume Ollé, 15 September 1996

The Nagaland flag was adopted in 1947. At http://www.radicalparty.org/humanrights/naga_1.htm I found:

NAGALAND: TOO DISTANT AND TOO ALIENATED
15 December 1995
By Kuldip Nayar

......Sometimes it looks as if they are chasing a rainbow, which runs across the flag that "the Federal government of Nagas" adopted when it declared independence on Aug. 14, 1947, after the British left.....
and at http://www.idsa-india.org/an-jul-700.html:
On March 22, 1956, the N.N.C. set up its government-the Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) and hoisted the republic's flag.
Jaume Ollé, 25 June 2001

Variants of the flag

At least six others variants are known; this can be because there existed two factions: Isa-Muiwah faction and Kaplang faction.
Jaume Ollé, 8 August 2013

Flag of Naga people, India image by Jaume Ollé, 8 August 2013

This flag was used in a ceremony after unification.
8 August 2013

Flag of Naga people, India image by Jaume Ollé, 8 August 2013

This flag was used in a press conference after unification.
8 August 2013


Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim

Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim, India image by Jaume Ollé, 8 August 2013


Army of the People’s Republic of Nagalim

Army of the People’s Republic of Nagalim, India image by Jaume Ollé, 8 August 2013