I just stumbled on this website,
where you can admire three brilliant village flags from the municipality
of Ooststellingwerf, Fryslân.
The one unknown to me is from Makkinga (Frisian: Makkingea):
9 horizontal stripes yellow, white, blue, white, black, white, blue, white,
yellow, proportioned (c) 6:1:3:1:6:1:3; a green hoistriangle fimbriated
white, charged with a white disk with an inner black border, containing
black silhouetted drawings of a church, a mill, and the villagepump, aka
de "Greate Bak".
Makkinga is a village with c. 1000 inhabitants, nearly all of whom
speak "Stellingwerfs", a dialect with Saxon and Frisian elements.
It contains the hamlets Twitel, Middelburen (until 1829 seat of the Lycklama
family), Veneburen, Hoog and Laag Duurswoude, Buitenheideveld, de Harken.
The mill is a corn-mill and was restored in 1971. The church was built
in 1776 on the site of an older one, which was consecrated to St. Boniface.
It has no organ.
Nicknames: "Koeke-iters", "Koekefretters" - the Makkingaers loved cake,
and the Makkingaer bakers were well known for their "âldewiven",
"keallepoaten", "koarstekoeke", etc.
Makkinga and surroundings is nicknamed "Het Land van Moab" and
the inhabitants "Moabitinnnen", after a tribe in North Arabia [that
refers probably to incestuous relationships, so one shouldn't name them
Jarig Bakker, 22 Apr 2009
One wonders whether this is supposed to refer to the same Mourabitoun
in Lebanon as the ones at this page.
Eugene Ipavec, 22 Apr 2009