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According to [Nehmé 1995, "Tannoukhian Flag: Consisted of 5 colors divided vertically in equal bands of white, blue, yellow, red and green."
Santiago Dotor, 26 September 2000
Usually spelt Tanukh, Tanookh, Tanuq or Tanooq (also Thanouite) – a pre-Islamic Arab tribe from the 2nd-4th centuries AD which migrated from Yemen to Iraq and Syria and converted to Christianity. Further information
in this webpage.
This Tanukh flag has a distinct Druze look – however the Druze dynasties' flags (Maanid and Chehab) do not. Weird.
(...) I wonder how old are some of the flags in this list supposed to be – Tanukh flag, Phoenician flag – and how reliable their existence is!
Santiago Dotor, 8 May 2003
Concerning the Tanukh flag and its similarity to the Druze flag, actually the
Tanukhids eventually converted to the Druze faith and the Maanids are either their relatives or their descendants.
They were in power in Lebanon up until the 15th century.
Ali, 10 August 2020