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Nations Without States has an entry on Meghalaya, one of the states of India. Meghalaya is a mountainous area between the Assam lowlands on its north, and the Bangladesh border on its south. The great majority of its inhabitants are tribal peoples speaking Mon-Khmer or Sino-Tibetan languages. The major religions are Christianity and traditional animism. The flag of the nationalist movement is given as a simple tricolor of red, pale blue, and yellow.
Ned Smith, 14 March 2001
by Jaume Ollé
Source: Flag Report
Flag of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council that represents the
Khasis and Jaintias. At first also the Achik or Garo were represented, but later
they created own movement.
Jaume Ollé, 19 August 2003
Trying to help to untangle a bit the mess with the flags of the liberation
movements and political organizations of North East India let me point to the
where the HNLC is described in considerable detail. As far as I know, the
flag of the HNLC was obtained by Jaume directly from the source, that is the
HNLC itself, so there is no doubts about it.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 2 October 2003
The former Khasi States now occupy the Districts of Ri-Bhoi, East Khasi Hills
and West Khasi Hills,
in Meghalaya State, India. To the East was the Jainta Hills, and to the
West, the Garo Hills. This location is now N.E. of Bangladesh.
Horizontal tricolour of green over white over red, the white central stripe is half the width of either of the other stripes (see photo).
On the green top band are 25 small white five-pointed upright stars (one for each of the 25 states) arranged from top to bottom thus 7 stars (1st row), 6 stars (2nd row), 5 stars (3rd row), 4 stars (4th row), and 3 stars (5th row).
John McMeekin, 27 July 2014
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