Ethnic flag


Ethnic flag

An ethnic flag is a flag that symbolizes a certain ethnic group. Ethnic flags are often introduced to the ethnic community through the respective cultural or political ethnic movements. An ethnic flag can be either recognized or not by the central government.

They are popular among ethnic minorities and some ethnic majorities, especially in multi-ethnic countries.

Some ethnic flags are banned by the central governments of a nation because they also serve as the flags of separatist groups, or groups perceived as such by the prevailing authorities.

The national flags of nations and flags of provinces or autonomous areas that are overwhelmingly composed of a single ethnic group, or that are set up specifically as a homeland for a certain ethnic group, are shown as being the ethnic flag of that people.

Africa and Southwestern Eurasia (Arabian Peninsula)

Afro-Asiatic

Cushitic

Berber

emitic

Niger-Congolian (Niger-Congo)

Nilo-Saharan

Indo-European

Americas

African-Americans

Amerindians (Native-Americans)

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Na-Dene

Amerind

"(Anglo-America)"

"(Caribbean)"

"(Western South America)"

Asian Americans

Biracial-Americans

African/Amerindians (Zambos)

African/European-Americans (Mulattos)

Hispanic-Americans (Latinos) (European/Amerindians(Mestizos))

Eskimo-Aleut

Indo-European

European-Americans

Euro-Anglo Americans

Euro-Franco Americans

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Euro-Hispanic Americans

Euro-Lusitanic Americans

Australasia

Australian Aborigine

Austronesian

Polynesian

Indo-European

Central Eurasia and Northern Eurasia

Afro-Asiatic

emitic

Altaic

Mongolic

Turkic

Caucasic

Uralic

Finnic

Lappic

Ugric

Eastern Eurasia

Altaic

Korean

Ainu

Austroasiatic

Mon-Khmer

Japonic

Japanese

ino-Tibetan

initic

Tibeto-Burman

Tai-Kadai

Maritime Eurasia and Oceania

Austronesian

Malayan

Melanesian

Polynesian

Biracial Maritime Asians

Austronesian/Papuan

Papuan

Western Eurasia (Europe) and Southern Eurasia

Burushashki

Dravidian

Multiracial Southern Eurasians

Black African/Dravidian/Austronesian

Indo-European

Armenian

Baltic

Celtic

Hellenic (Greek)

Illyric (Albanian)

Indo-Aryan

Iranic

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Romanic

lavic

Teutonic (Germanic)

Muslims in Europe

(Various mega-ethnic groups: Afro-Asiatic, Altaic, Niger-Congolian, Nilo-Saharan, and Indo-European; this flag is similar to the offical flag of the Mughal Empire)

Vasconian (Basque)

Notes

ee also

* Flags of unrecognized states
* Flags of formerly independent states
* Flags of subnational entities
* Flags of micronations
* Flags of active autonomist and secessionist movements
* List of cultural flags
* Rainbow flag
* Vexillology

References

* Znaimerowski, Alfred (2001). "The World Encyclopedia of Flags." London: Hermes House.

External links

Afro-Asiatic

Chadic
* [http://www.fotw.us/Flags/ng%7Dhausa.html#nr Hausa ethnic flag:] Hausa (Northern Nigeria, Nigeria and Southeastern Niger)Berber
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/ber%7Daza.html Tuareg ethnic flag:] Tuaregs (Algeria, Mali, Niger, Libya, and Burkina Faso)

Niger-Congo

* [http://www.fotw.us/Flags/ng%7Dyorub.html Yoruba ethnic flags (two versions—one blue and one red, green, and black):] Yorubas (Southern Nigeria, Nigeria)
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/cg-mkg.html Kongo ethnic flag:] Kongo (Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Angola, Gabon)
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/za%7Danc.html#ancp Zulu ethnic flag:] Zulus (Kwazulu, South Africa)
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/za-tk.html Xhosa ethnic flag:] Xhosas (Eastern Cape, South Africa)

Amerindian

Amerind
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/gt-maya.html Mayan flag:] Mayans (Guatemala and Mexico)

Altaic

Mongolic
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/af!hazar.html Hazara ethnic flag:] Hazara people (Hazarajat, Afghanistan) [Note: Although the Hazara speak a dialect of Persian, genetic analysis has shown they are primarily of Mongol origin, with some Turkic admixture (See article on the Hazara people for references).]

Austroasiatic

Munda
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/in-jh.html#state Munda ethnic flag:] Mundas (Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhatisgarh, and Orissa, India)

Austronesian

Malayan
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/id-prj.html#java Javanese ethnic flag (Two versions: gold and red):] Javanese (Indonesia)
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/id-prj.html#jogjakarta Ethnic flag of the Javanese of the Autonomous Sultanate of Yogyakarta:] Javanese of the Autonomous Sultanate of Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/id-prb.html#bali Balinese ethnic flag:] Balinese (Bali, Indonesia) [ The colors red, white, and blue on the Balinese ethnic flag represent respectively the Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.] Polynesian
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/us-hi-im.html#nat Native Hawaiians:] Native Hawaiians (Hawaii, United States)

Dravidian

* [http://flagspot.net/flags/in-ka.html#yr Kannada ethnic flag:] Kannadas (Karnataka, India)
* [http://www.independentkerala.com/klm/member.do Malayalam ethnic flag:] Malayalams (Kerala, India)
* [http://www.crwflags.com/FOTW/FLAGS/in-ap.html: Telugu ethnic flag:] Telugus (Andhra Pradesh, India)

Indo-European

Indo-Aryan
* [http://ib.frath.net/w/Bharatij_Samrazj Hindi ethnic flag:] Hindis (Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Haryana, India) [ Note: the Hindi ethnic flag is used as the national flag of the imaginary nation of “Bharatij Samrazj” in the Ill Bethisad alternate universe timeline wiki, linked to above. ] [ Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas, "Hitler's Priestess: Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth, and Neo-Nazism" (New York University Press, 1998, hardcover: ISBN 0-8147-3110-4, paperback: ISBN 0-8147-3111-2 Plate 3, between Pages 80 and 81, shows a picture of the Hindi ethnic flag (“Pan Hindu National Flag”) ] [ [http://everything2.com/title/swastika Swastika@Everything2.com ] ]
* [http://ib.frath.net/w/Ajodhja Ethnic flag of the Hindis of Bihar:] Biharis (Bihar, India) [ Note: the Bihari ethnic flag is used as the national flag of the imaginary nation of “Ajodhja” in the Ill Bethisad alternate universe timeline. ]
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/in-benga.html West Bengali ethnic flag:] West Bengalis (West Bengal, India)
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/in-idar.html#flags Gujarati ethnic flag:] Gujaratis (Gujarat, India)
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/in-as.html Assamese ethnic flag:] Assamese (Assam, India)
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/in-baram.html Oriya ethnic flag:] Oriyas (Orissa, India)
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/pk_.html#hinds Hindu Sindhi flag:] Sindhis (Hindu)Iranic
* [http://www.geocities.com/rooyintan/persia/persia1700AD.gifPersian ethnic flag:] Persians, Iran [ [http://www.geocities.com/rooyintan/persia/persia1700AD.gifThe flag displayed above is that of the Safavid Dynasty 1577-1665:] ] [ [http://www.geocities.com/rooyintan/Safavi_Flags.html Flags of Safavid Dynasty 1501-1736:] ]
* [http://www.fotw.us/flags/pk-bal.html Baluchi flag:] Baluchis (Baluchistan, divided among Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran)

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