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Toubou People


Last modified: 2022-11-19 by ian macdonald
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Toubou People image by Tomislav Todorovic, 3 October 2022

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Description of the flag

In a news article about the International Day of Toubou Culture there's a photo of a flag I've never seen before: light blue over yellow, with a black star in the centre. It seems like this is the flag of the Toubou people, who live in Chad, Niger and Libya.
Brendan Hennessy, 2 October 2022

This is the cultural Toubou flag. The blue mean the sky and the water, the yellow is the land, and the black star is the tubu african man. The proportion is 5:8. The size of star is give only in cms, 16 cms for a flag 50 cm high.
It seems these "official" proportions are not followed in the flags we can see on photos. When yellow is above, star is upside down if is a manufactured flag, but many flags are handmade and some are made all upside down.
Jaume Olle, 2 October 2022

The dimensions and the signification given by Jaume can be seen here:
The flag has been observed in Libya, Niger, Chad.

Some more pictures:
Olivier Touzeau, 3 October 2022

As the listed sources reveal, the star has a regular shape on manufactured flags and the shades of blue and yellow are somewhat lighter on them as well, close to the FOTW colors B- (slightly more inclined towards cyan/green) and Y, respectively. The "star size" is actually the diameter of the circumscribed circle; that is another detail which varies a lot in the hand-made flags, as do the star shape and its precise position.
Tomislav Todorovic, 3 October 2022