Berber flag

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The Berber flag (Berber: Acenyal Amaziɣ, ⴰⵛⴻⵏⵢⴰⵍ ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ) is a flag that has been proposed for the Berber people. It is currently widely used by most Berber activists in 10 African countries.

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.

Each colour corresponds to an aspect of Tamazgha, the territory inhabited by Berbers in North Africa:

The yaz symbolizes the "free man", which is the meaning of the Berber word amazigh, the Berbers' own name for themselves. It is in red, the colour of life, and also the colour of resistance.

The Berber flag thus symbolizes the entire Amazigh people, living in harmony with their land, Tamazgha.

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