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Ngobe Bugle (Panama)

Comarca de Ngöbe Buglé

Last modified: 2020-04-18 by rob raeside
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image by Zoltan Horvath, 28 December 2011


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I was in contact with the provincial authorities of Panama in 2003. Ngöbe Bugle has a first unofficial flag: quartered green and white. In 2000 the adopted a horizontal green, white and red flag. Further changes, if any are unknown.
Jaume Ollé, 15 September 2009

Based on this article, Ngöbe Buglé comarca in Panama adopted an official flag in first days of 2009. It has red, white and light green vertical stripes, and three black stars placed in the white field of the flag.
Article and image of flag:
Zoltan Horvath, 28 December 2011

Flag and coat of arms proposals (2012)

These flags and coat of arms were presented during a contest held on September 21, 2012. It seems neither the flags or coat or arms got officially selected.
Fred Drews, 6 November 2018

image by Fred Drews 6 November 2018

It seems that the Comarca adopted this flag as its official symbol in 2013, following a flag contest from September 2012.

Bandera comarcal:
Malestar causó en los residentes fuera y dentro de la Comarca Ngabe-Buglé la escogencia de la nueva bandera que ...
[residents outside and within the Ngabe-Buglé Comarca the choice of the new flag that...]

Here TVN Noticias on Twitter:
TVN Noticias on Twitter
“Comarca Ngäbe Buglé tendrá su bandera y escudo. Símbolos fueron presentados en Congreso General de Delegado Comarca...
[Comarca Ngäbe Buglé will have its flag and coat of arms. Symbols were presented at the General Congress of Comarca...]
Valentin Poposki, 14 September 2019

image by Fred Drews 6 November 2018

This flag seems to be a version of the well known flag of Mama Tatda, a flag sent by the gods from the sky claiming protection for all America as a green zone and received and adopted by many indigenous people in Panama (and recognized by 196 countries). See I believe that another version is adopted by the community of Bagama as attested by photos.
Jaume Ollé, 17 November 2018

image by Fred Drews 6 November 2018

Previously Reported Flag

image resized from Wikipedia

The flag of Provincia de Ngobe Buglé is shown in Wikipedia
Zoltan Horvath, 3 June 2009

I don't trust this one. The author refer to them as flag of "province" (and it is not...) and there is no support to this images. I expect somebody that report a flag to use the correct terminology. Moreover, Wikipedia itself (both English and Spanish) don't use those images in their main pages of this comarca.
Dov Gutterman, 26 August 2009

Coat of Arms

image by Fred Drews, 07 August 2014