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Mixe people (Mexico)

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Last modified: 2022-08-13 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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Flag of the Mixe people (Mexico)
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 27 July 2022
1 from Inauguración del camino rural | Cambio de autoridades


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Flag

The flag is a horizontal triband of green, maroon, and yellow, from top to bottom. Green is for the mountains and the twenty summits of the sacred and mythical hill "Cempaltépetl" where Mother Earth is worshiped. Maroon is for coffee plant. Yellow is for fertility and productivity. Horizontal disposition is for equality and reciprocity. In the middle, covering all three stripes, is the Mixe people emblem whose main figure is a representation of legendary Mixe king Konkëy (Gook King). The flag was designed by the "Centro de Educación Musical y Desarrollo de la Cultura Indígena." (Center of Musical Education and Indigenous Cultural Development) and inaugurated in August 1991.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, summarized form Bandera mixe, 27 July 2022


There is no a standard in the Mixe emblem, some features Konkey in black and white, brown or grey. Colors of mountains and snake vary as well. The text above the mountains also used to be represented in several ways, always resembling the sun-rays; even some texts reads something like “KAMAABYDE”, others do not have any text at all. The size of emblem in the flag is also variable.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán


Emblem

Emblem of the Mixe people
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 26 July 2022.

The Mixe emblem which is featured also in the flag, is an oval symbolizes "Mother Earth", it reminds an egg, which according to legend, is from King Konkëy was born. The king is represented brown, the Mixe skin color; bracelets and earrings are all in gold. In the achievement, Komkëey is emerging from the entrails of mountain "Cempoaltépetl", carrying a bow with five arrows, standing for five hundred years of resistance since the arriving of Europeans. The snake in the bottom is for Komkëy's sister, representing strength, movement, wisdom and life. In the top, above the mountain, resembling the sun-rays is the word "Kamaapyïtë", which is the Mixe word for "Mixe language".
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, summarized form Bandera mixe, 27 July 2022


Mixe people council

Flag of the Mixe people council
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 26 July 2022
Cambio de autoridades

The flag of the Mixe people council is a horizontal triband of ligh-blue, red and green.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 27 July 2022



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