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Guatemala - Maya Flag

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[Guatemalan mayas]
by Jan Oskar Engene, 5 December 1998

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A colleague returned recently from an assignment in Guatemala and brought with him a photograph of a flag which was presented to him as the flag of the Mayas. The Maya flag is divided diagonally into four fields, the one closest to the hoist is white (for peace), the field in the fly end is yellow (for the sun), the top field is blue (for the sky) and the bottom field is red (for fire). The flag was fringed in light blue. The photographed flag also had a red stripe at the hoist, but this seems to be a sleeve for hoisting. My colleague was explained that these flags are not for sale in shops, so they are all home made. I don't know what the status of the flag is or anything about its history.
Jan Oskar Engene, 5 December 1998