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Albania: Ensigns used during the Ottoman era

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Ensign used by non-Muslim Albanians

[Ensign for non-muslim albanians under ottoman occupation]by Zeljko Heimer

In the first quarter of the XIX thcentury, some Ottoman provinces where allowed to use their own ensigns for civil or merchant vessels. This was the case of Albania where the non-Muslim population used the red flag with central black stripe, probably in proportions 2:3.

Jaume Ollé, 15 June 1996

Ensign used by Muslim Albanians

[Ensign for muslim albanians under ottoman occupation]by Jorge Candeias

The Muslim Albanians used the flag used by the Greeks, adding a white crescent to the centre.

Jaume Ollé, 15 June 1996