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Tanukh Flag (Historical Flags, Lebanon)

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[Tanukh Flag (Lebanon)]
by Santiago Dotor



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Description

According to [Nehmé 1995, "Tannoukhian Flag: Consisted of 5 colors divided vertically in equal bands of white, blue, yellow, red and green."

Santiago Dotor, 26 September 2000

Usually spelt Tanukh, Tanookh, Tanuq or Tanooq (also Thanouite) – a pre-Islamic Arab tribe from the 2nd-4th centuries AD which migrated from Yemen to Iraq and Syria and converted to Christianity. Further information in this webpage and this webpage.

This Tanukh flag has a distinct Druze look – however the Druze dynasties' flags (Maanid and Chehab) do not. Weird.

(...) I wonder how old are some of the flags in this list supposed to be – Tanukh flag, Phoenician flag – and how reliable their existence is!

Santiago Dotor, 8 May 2003