Aramean-Syriac flag

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Aramean flag
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Adopted 1980

The Aramean flag (also Syriac-Aramaic flag), is the ethnic flag chosen by the Aramean people in 1980 to represent the their nation and homeland and in the Aramean diaspora.[1]

The flag parallels the older (1971) Assyrian flag representing Assyrianism. It was adapted as a flag in the Aramean journal Bahro Suryoyo in 1980 for the first time.[2] The flag design is based on the Winged Sun of imperial Assyrian iconography (also reflected in the Achaemenid Faravahar symbol), replacing the Sun by a flame or torch symbolizing the Holy Spirit. The design is specifically based on a relief depicting Gilgamesh between two bull-men supporting a winged sun disk, excavated by André Dupont-Sommer at Tell Halaf.[3] The red background was chosen because of all blood that was spilled in the Aramean genocide. The yellow color represents hope.[4] It is intended to represent "the Aramean (Syriac) nation in the Aramean homeland and in the Aramean diaspora".[5] The Aramean-Syriac flag is advocated by a number of Syriac Christians, most notably members of the Syriac Orthodox Church and Syriac Catholic Church.

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  1. ^ "Syriac-Aramaic People (Syria)". Crwflags.com. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ Naures Atto, Hostages in the Homeland, 2011
  3. ^ [1] Relief Depicting Gilgamesh Between Two Bull-Men Supporting a Winged Sun Disk, Fr.Tell-Halaf, Syria[dead link] Syrianerna – En nation i förskringring, Assad Sauma Assad, 2005
  4. ^ "Syrianer - en nation i förskingring, p. 24, 2004, Syrianska Riksförbundet i Sverige" (PDF). Syrianska Riksförbundet i Sverige. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  5. ^ flag of Syriac-Aramaic People (Syria) flags, Syriac-Aramaic People (Syria)