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In the 1970s the Berber Academy (Agraw Imazighen) proposed the first Berber flag. In 1998 the World Amazigh Congress made the flag official at Tafira on Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, which were formerly inhabited by the Guanches, an ancient Berber people.
The flag is composed of blue, green, and yellow horizontal bands of the same height, and a Tifinagh letter yaz or aza.
- blue represents the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean;
- green represents nature and the green mountains;
- yellow represents the sands of the Sahara Desert.
The Berber flag thus symbolizes the entire Amazigh people, living in harmony with their land, Tamazgha.