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http://pacificdigitallibrary.org, the flag of Peleliu is blue with a yellow
bird surmounted by five yellow stars and placed above a red scroll with the
black writing "STATE OF PELELIU".
Blue represents the ocean and the heavy sky above. Yellow represents gold. Red represents the Tatirou color and the blood of the people of Peleliu.
The bird is the "belochel" that laid golden eggs (Paluan money) in the village of Ngeriab. The five stars represent the five hamlets forming Peleliu, that is, Ngerdelolk, Ngesias, Ngerchol, Ngerkeiukl and Teliu.
The "belochel" is the Micronesian Imperial pigeon, Ducula oceanica Lesson & Garnot, 1826, endemic to Micronesia.
Ivan Sache, 30 October 2011
Based on a personal
web site at http://www.users.quest.net/~rae.4332/flags.html (no longer
available), developed by an inhabitant of Palau, which shows the flags of all
the 16 states of Palau. According to the census Peleliu has
an area of 13 sq. km, a population of
575 inhabitants, and the capital is Kloulklubed.
André Pires Godinho, 30 March 2003