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image by Antonio Martins, 17 July 2004
This is the flag adopted by the Maya Lenca people (2% of the
population of the Eastern and insular region of El Salvador) Flag
adopted 11/April/1985 Method: public contest Author winer:
Ernesto A. Alvarez The white color symbolize peace, one of the
supreme goals fro the Maya people. Sky blue, the color of the
13th heaven of the Maya universe, where the heart of the sky
exist. Blue stripes pointing toward the 4 corners of the
universe, the horizontal one representing Central America land,
the vertical one divides in a section of one third, symbolizing
the small territory and population of the last Maya Lenca people.
At the very center of the intersection, the white circule (the
nation) containing the grand pyramid. The universal laurels
embraicing the grand pyramid, the three levels symbolize the past
as a strong fundation, the present and the futura towards the
highest aspirations, above the Royal Crown of The Royal Maya
The author of this flag was murdered in Sep-1995, when death squads attempted to kill His Excellency, Ernesto acted as human shield. These days the flag is becoming a well known symbol of neutrality, peace and tolerance. It is believed that by 2012 it is going to be risen within the 6 countries of Central America, those countries hosting Maya people.
email@example.com , 7 May 2000
image by Fred Drews, 8 April 2018 (based on www.ccnis.org)
I managed to find out the flag of the native people of El
Salvador, namely of the Lencas and Nahuat: Consejo Coordinador
Nacional Indígena Salvadoreño.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 21 July 2009
image by Fred Drews, 8 April 2018
This version lacks the abbreviation CCNIS.