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Chilean Afrodescendant people
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image by Jaume Ollé, 30 December 2022
These people obtained official recognition by decree Law 21.151 from 2019 and adopted flag.
They used before an unofficial four stripes flag (Green-Yellow-Red-Black) and then a new flag (officialized) was adopted.
An article about the flag and its adoption, in Spanish, can be found at https://goreayp.cl/index.php/noticias/2768-creador-de-la-bandera-del-pueblo-tribal-afrodescendiente-chileno-explica-el-origen-del-diseno.
Jaume Ollé, 30 December 2022
image found by Jaume Ollé, 30 December 2022
Translation using Google Translate:
- The color green represents the valleys that divide Azapa and Lluta, and for the May Crosses of Afrodescendant families.
- The color black represents the olive as an important economic activity in the 20th Century. Also, for skin color.
- The color red represents the blood shed over the centuries as a result of slavery.
- The color yellow represents the Sunsymbol of life energy that tans and darkens the skinand the fire that heats the leather of the drums.