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Alcanena Municipality (Portugal)

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[Alcanena municipality]
by Jorge Candeias, 07 Jul 1999
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[Alcanena plain flag]
by Jorge Candeias, 07 Jul 1999

Yellow and black, quarterly.
Jorge Candeias, 07 Jul 1999

Presentation of Alcanena

Alcanena is a municipality belonging to the district of Santarém (old province of Ribatejo), with an area of 127.3 sq. km. and 14 373 inhabitants (data from local authorities 14 560 as of 2000, census data). It is divided in 10 freguesias (communes). The main economic activities are transforming industries and commerce.
Jorge Candeias, 15 Sep 1997

Commune flags

Minde Commune

Thereʼs also the minderico speakerʼs community, in a town called Minde. But thatʼs not a language, but an artificial lingo invented a few centuries ago by locals in order to be able to communicate between themselves without being understood by strangers. Itʼs pure portuguese, only the words get twisted meanings.
Jorge Candeias, 04 Feb 2003

I think the correct term for such a “language” is "jargon" (in portuguese "geringonça").
António Martins, 10 Feb 2003