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by Ralf Stelter
On 27th December 1975 the Northern islands (Aoba, Maewo, Banks, Torres and Espiritu Santo) proclaimed the independence of the Federation Na Griamel (taken from the name of two plants: the nangaria and the namele). The Federation adopted a national flag, blue with an emblem in the center and the name above the emblem, ratio 1:2. The statu quo ante was re-established in 1977, and the Movement went back to the struggle on 28th May 1980 with the help of French colonists and I assume that also of the French secret service (because the anglophone movement won the elections of the last month of 1979).
Jaume Ollé, 10 June 1998
In the Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart appears "172. Na-Griamel League (Separatist Movement, 1963-1980) - Vanuatu." Blue field with NA-GRIAMEL in white letters along the upper side and a white star nearly touching the lower side. In the middle, a black-white shake-hands topped with four green leaves and a white fruit (?).
Ivan Sache, 17 September 1999
The correct design of the Na-Griamel banner, was 2:3 or 3:5 in medium blue. The plant is the Namele, a kind of fern. Four green leaves and the inflorescence in white, all with black inlines. The image on the Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart is correct.
Ralf Stelter, 10-13 December 2000