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N'Makiaute (Vanuatu)

Malakula island secessionist movement

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[N'Makiaute (Malekula island, Vanuatu)] 3:5
by Ralf Stelter

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In the Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart appears "173. N'Makiaute (Malekula island separatists, 1980) - Vanuatu." Vertically divided blue over green with a large white stripe as second diagonal. A yellow stylized bird (?) in canton.

Ivan Sache, 17 September 1999

The original source is in fact Lupant 1991, where my article The Flag of N'Makiaute —which also appeared in Flaggenforum— about this flag appeared. In 1990 Michel Lupant asked me about the flag of N'Makiaute, and I remembered I had made notes of a TV report about Vanuatu in 1980, where I had seen some flags. Michel gave me the routes, as the report had been "quite fast". The result of comparing my rather confused sketches with Michel's notes was that we received a copy of that TV report with lots of flags. My drawing in Lupant 1991 is very accurate.

The N'Makiaute flag was in proportions of 3:5. The flag bore a bird of paradise in stylized silhouette, and a diagonal stripe not touching the upper and lower edges of the flag. The illustration on the Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart is correct.

Ralf Stelter, 10-13 December 2000