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Since Easter Island is not a separate region but rather part of Region V - Valparaíso, this is just a local flag. It was hoisted in front of the townhall in Hanga Roa (the only town on the island) when I was there a couple of months ago. The bird on the Easter Island Flag is the legendary Manu Tara Bird, the source of the Bird Man Cult on the island. It is still the most sacred animal and symbol on the island. The original colors may have been the same as those of todayʼs flag.
Volker Keith, 16 Jan 2001
Words are "I. Municipalidad de Isla de Pascua".
Jaume Ollé, 16 Jan 2001
"I." stands most probably for "Ilustrísima", "Most Illustrious".
Santiago Dotor, 17 Jan 2001