Vanuatu Flag Meaning & Details


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 Vanuatu Flag
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  • two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and green with a black isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) all separated by a black-edged yellow stripe in the shape of a horizontal Y (the two points of the Y face the hoist side and enclose the triangle)

  • centered in the triangle is a boar's tusk encircling two crossed namele fern fronds, all in yellow

  • red represents the blood of boars and men, as well as unity, green the richness of the islands, and black the ni-Vanuatu people

  • the yellow Y-shape - which reflects the pattern of the islands in the Pacific Ocean - symbolizes the light of the Gospel spreading through the islands

  • the boar's tusk is a symbol of prosperity frequently worn as a pendant on the islands

  • the fern fronds represent peace

    note: one of several flags where a prominent component of the design reflects the shape of the country

  • other such flags are those of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, and Eritrea

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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