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Vepsia (Russia)

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Vepsian flag
image by Marco Pribilla, 10 Jan 2003
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Description of the flag

The Vepsian flag is a green field with a blue cross with yellow borders. Andersson [and92] [and94] does not mention this one.
Jan Oskar Engene, 20 Mar 1996

The Vepsian flag, a green field with a blue Scandinavian cross bordered yellow, was “adopted” in June 1992 at the Vepsian Summer Festival in the Vepsian national village of Kalajoki (Rybreka) near lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia. The colours of the flag symbolise the forests, rivers, lakes and fields of the region. I am not aware of the exact shades but I would suppose that the green is the same as in the East Karelian flag.
Marco Pribilla, 10 Jan 2003

According to [lau97], the Vepsian flag uses the same proportions as the East Karelian flag.
Marco Pribilla, 10 Jan 2003

This flag, with medium blue, is listed under number 89 at the chart Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as: «Vepsians - North-West Russia».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999


Presentation

The Vepsians, also known as Veps, speak a language belonging to the Finno-Ugric branch of the Uralic language family. They live in the area south of Karelia, between the lakes Ladoga and Onega [in Leninigrad Region]. In the 1989 Soviet census, they were numbered at 12 501.
Jan Oskar Engene, 20 Mar 1996


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