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These areas are in southern Chile (south of Bio Bio River) and the
name is the indigenous (Mapuche) name, original but unknown in the world.
More information can be found in the reviews of the Mapuche people.
Jaume Ollé, 24 Jan 1997
I found a map on line. There are spelling differences and mismatched names comparing with Jaume’s report:
|Pehuenche||Pehuenche (or Pewenche?)|
In the spring of 1991 in Valdivia was celebrated a convention called Meli Witram Mapu of the Mapuche People. The adoption of a national flag was aborted and 500 projects were presented. Five projects were chosen for the five regions of the Mapuches (Lafquenche, Pehuenche, Huillche, Huenteche and Nagche).
The regional flags share a common symbolism:
Jaume Ollé, 16 Sep 1996
image by António Martins, 05 Jul 2004
At the Millamap
website you can see an urban Mapuche community in Santiago:
Asociación de Mapuches Urbanos Lelfünche.
Olivier Touzeau, 09 Oct 2002
This flag shows the kultrun with a different element order than
the main Mapuche flag: Star is in the upper fly
quadrant and the crescent is in the lower fly, and a “starfish”
sun on the other two quadrants.
António Martins, 06 Jul 2004