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The Hausa People (Northern Region)

[Northern Nigeria 1966] by Ivan Sache
Source: Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94], as Nothern Nigeria (Hausas) - Republic, 1966

The flag of the proposed Hausa dominated state of 1966 as shown in Nations Without States [eba94] consists of five horizontal stripes: red, yellow, BLACK, green, and light brown. Nations Without States describes the 1966 flag adopted by the Hausas as five horizontal stripes: red, yellow, INDIGO BLUE, green and khaki biege:
Ned Smith, 3 March 2001


[Northern Nigeria, 1966] by Ivan Sache
Source: Nations without States

The Hausas are the dominant ethnic group in the North of Nigeria (40-45% of the population of the country), with Kano as Capital. In 1966, after an aborted coup, the federal system was to be abolished. The North reacted violently, because this abolishment was interpreted as a means to establish domination by the South (especially the Ibos). This movement, followed by tribal and political violence, led to the secession of Biafra (East). So this flag might have been used during one of the several military rebellions which ocurred in the North in 1966.
Source: Encyclopaedia Unversalis []
Ivan Sache, 12 September 1999


Hausa is a language group consisting of 10-15 million people primarily in Northern Nigeria and Niger.
Michael Smuda, 2 March 1999


Hausa Emblem Flag

At this site a Hausa flag or something-like-a-flag.
Gvido


The flag shown at that URL is a with the emblem of the Hausas, that was official in a green flag (within a white circle) and yellow cross fimbriated white from 12-12-1958 to 1963 as a Northern Region flag, probably later adopted by the Hausa people (or at least an organization). The emblem is named Northern Knot and was used in the Nigerian national flag for some months in 1963 (until October) as the North Nigeria regional flag. After October 1963 only the national Nigerian flag was in use.
Jaume Ollé, 5 March 1999


[Hausa symbol]

From the website of Today, a newspaper published in Abuja, Nigeria, another example of the 'Hausa symbol':
John Beadle 12 April 2000