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From the new constitution of Ngazidja (Grande Comore):
Article 3: The autonomous island of Ngazidja has its own symbols which cohabit with the symbols of the Union des Comores.Pascal Gross, 21 May 2002
- The flag of the autonomous island of Ngazidja is blue with, on the left, a white crescent turned to the right and four white stars aligned from one end of the crescent to the other.
- The anthem of the autonomous island is Uwatwaniya Ndo Djukumu
- The motto of the autonomous island is Honneur - Solidarite - Développement / Shewo - Mrwaliyano - Mayendeleyo (in English, Honour - Solidarity - Development)
The island of Grande Comore (or Ngazidja) has its own official site at:
www.ngazidja.org/. The right
text of the constitution is on
and the relevant part concerning the flag, on
Pascal Vagnat, 02 Apr 2003
In photos of actual flags the stars seem quite large and indeed almost
interlocked, and the crescent is “deep”, with an inner arc wider
António Martins, 02 Feb 2004
There is, as far as I can see, no mention of a flag or any
other symbol in the rejected proposed constitution for Ngazidja (Grande Comore), see
Jan Oskar Engene, 30 Apr 2002
According to Lucien Philippe
the standard of the Sultan was a crimson square flag with a golden fringe
and seven stars representing the seven Sultanates unified into one.
The pattern of the stars shall recall the map of the
island. The design was communicated to L. Philippe by Prince Said
Hussein Said Ali, another son of the Sultan of Grande Comore.
Ivan Sache, 18 Jul 2002
According to www.worldstatesmen.org/Comoros.html, those sultanates were rather eleven:
The island included 13 Sultanates, the most important of which were
Bambao, Isandha, Mitsamiuli, Obude (Bude) and Badzhini ’M’Badzhini), all
of them being placed under the authority of the thibe, the Supreme
Sultan of Grande-Comore. In 1875, the last thibe Said Ahmet ben Said
Ali appointed as his successor Said Ali, son of Said Omar, Sultan of
Anjouan. Said Ali partially unified Grande-Comore and asked for the
French protection on 6 January 1886. On 6 January 1892, the treaty was
revised and the five aforementioned Sultanates were suppressed.
Ivan Sache, 20 Apr 2002
the sultan flag (image taken from Jaume Ollé’s site) is plain red and
fringeless; it is labeled «24 Jun 1886 - 1911».
António Martins, 21 Jan 2003
A coin issued by Sultan Said Ali of the island of
Ngazidja (Grande Comore) in 1889 shows two crossed flags.
[See coin and
Iain Walker, 22 Mar 2000
The dexter one is the French, adequately hatched in Pietra Santa to show blue, white and red — but in 1:2 or longer ratio and charged with a (black?) "R·F" on the middle stripe. The sinister flag is apparently white, for no hatching was used on it (but…), also 1:2 or similar, charged with some Arabic writing I couldn’t make out.
Between the flags, on the upper part, a crescent pointing up with a five
pointed star between the points; left and right, bellow the flag cloths,
two other five pointed stars.
It is interesting to know that these two flags show different finials: the
French flag has a spear point and the Comorian flag a brass ball.
António Martins, 27 Mar 2000