The Flag of Lafquenche

Flag of Lafquenche

In March 1991, the Mapuche organization Aukin Wallmapu Ngulam, also known as the “Council of All Lands,” selected the flag of Lafquenche Territory.

The Flag of Lafquenche
The Flag of Lafquenche – Chilean Mapuches

Symbolic Significance

Gemil (ngümin), a stepped cross or star reminiscent of the Chakana or Inca Cross, exhibits a rhombus with an ornate twisting border. This symbol is a representation of the artistry inherent in handcrafting, embodying the realms of science and knowledge. It further serves as a symbolic representation of the Mapuche writing system.

Gemil (ngümin), a stepped cross or star reminiscent of the Chakana or Inca Cross, features a rhombus with an intricately twisted border. This emblem represents the artistic essence of handcrafting, encapsulating the realms of science and knowledge. Moreover, it serves as a symbolic representation of the Mapuche writing system.

  • Blue (kallfü) Represents life, order, wealth, and the universe. In Mapudungun, it also serves as an adjective conveying concepts of “sacred” or “spiritual.”
  • White (lüq) Symbolizes purification, healing, and longevity, embodying wisdom and prosperity.
  • Green (karü) Represents the earth or nature, encapsulating wisdom, fertility, and the healing energy of the land. Additionally, it is linked to the symbol of the machi, a Mapuche shaman.

Flags of the Mapuche Territories

Flag of Lafquenche
Flag of Lafquenche