Amazigh flag
   The Amazigh flag is a transnational symbol of Amazigh land or Tamazgha. It was created at the first meeting of the Amazigh World Congress of 1997 in Tarifa, Canary Islands. The flag has three horizontal stripes of blue, yellow, and green, with the Tifinagh letter "Z" in black in the middle of it. There are several interpretations of the flag. The top blue stripe stands for the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the middle yellow stripe for the color of ancient Numidia and the Sahara Desert, and the bottom green stripe for the greenery of the valleys, the plains, and the mountains. The Tifinagh letter "Z" is from the root of the word "Amazigh," which means to be in a state of freedom, nobility, and independence. With the creation of an Amazigh flag and the promotion of Berberness at home and abroad, Berbers have been able to construct an Amazigh homeland, or at least an imaginary geography in which the notion and layer of Tamazgha defines its boundaries as extending from Siwa in western Egypt to the Canary Islands and from the Mediterranean shores to the sub-Saharan frontier.

Historical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen) . . 2014.

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