Flag of Eritrea

Flag Eritrea, Banner Eritrea
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National flag on land and sea
124.000 km²
Semitic languages: Tigrinya, Tigre, Arabic; - Hashemite languages: Saho, Bilen, Afar, Gewa; - Nilotic languages: Nara, Kunama
Nakfa (ERN)
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Background knowledge

The flag of Eritrea was officially introduced on 24.05.1993. It has its origin in the flag of the Eritrean Liberation Front (EPLF), founded in 1970. Their flag carried a yellow star instead of the yellow olive branch and the yellow olive wreath. It evolved from the flag of autonomous Eritrea, which was used between 1952 and 1959.

The flag of Eritrea is divided into three sections. In the center an isosceles triangle in red with its base on the pole side, above a right-angled green triangle, below a right-angled blue triangle. In the red triangle a yellow olive branch with olive wreath of the same color. Red stands for the blood spilled in the fight for freedom, blue for the sea wealth, green for agriculture and fertility. The olive wreath with the olive branch is an image of the UN globe. Eritrea owes its political recognition to the UN.

Text courtesy of Flaggenlexikon.de

Red equilateral triangle (on the side of the flagpole) penetrating two right triangles; the upper of which is green, the lower blue; a golden ear of corn encircles a golden olive branch attached to the pole side of the red triangle.


Composer: Isaac Abraham Meharezgi, Aron Tekle Tesfatsion Songwriter: Solomon Tsehaye Beraki

That's what ChatGPT knows about the flag of Eritrea

This is what an AI says about the Eritrean flag
The national flag of Eritrea was officially adopted and used on May 24, 1993. It is a symbol of the country's independence and represents the four groups that make up the state: Tigrinya, Kunama, Afar and Saho. The flag consists of a green central stripe, representing agriculture, flanked by two wide red stripes, symbolizing the loss of blood of the fighters during the war of independence.
This is what an AI knows about the history of the Eritrean flag
The first flag of Eritrea was introduced in 1952, when the region became an autonomous territory in the Ethiopian Empire. After independence in 1993, a new flag was introduced, consisting of a red background and a green frame bearing the emblem of the state. The flag is a combination of the colors of the Afar, Tigrinya and Kunama, the three largest ethnic groups in Eritrea.
This is how an AI describes the Eritrean flag
The national flag of Eritrea is a horizontal tricolor with three stripes of equal width in red, blue and green. The upper stripe is red, the middle blue and the lower green. In the center is a gold emblem representing a rising sun. Below the emblem is a green triangle symbolizing the freedom and independence of the country. The flag is revered as a symbol of the pride of the Eritrean nation.

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