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Ralik, Marshall Islands

Last modified: 2011-10-21 by ian macdonald
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Ralik Islands, 1878-1885

[Ralik Islands] 3:5, by Ivan Sache, 28 June 2002

Adopted (presumably by a native government under German influence) 20 November 1878
Suppressed in 1885.

This flag is a German influenced flag of a native polity, immediately prior to Germany's establishment of a protectorate. Smith (1975) "The Flag Book of the United States" (page 210) also stated the flag was only used prior to German rule.
Ned Smith, 1 July 2002

Both flags on this page are shown on the "Flags of Paradise" [brt96] chart by R. Bartlett. The first flag belongs to the Ralik Islands, a chain of islands stretching out from Ujae to Ebon atolls. According to the flag chart, the flag should have proportion 3:5.
Ivan Sache
, 28 June 2002


Jalui Company, 1885-1906

[Ralik Islands - Jalui Company] 3:5, by Jaume Ollé, 7 September 1996

In 1885 the Ralik Islands and the rest of the Marshall Islands came officially into German hands, who entrusted their development to the so-called Jaluit Company ("Jaluit Gesellschaft") that used another flag (based on the German national flag of the era), until the monopoly of the company ceased and the German colony was created on 1 April 1906.
Jaume Ollé, 7 September 1996

Jaluit is one of the southeasternmost atolls of Ralik Chain. It has an area of 11.34 sq. km and is crowded with 1,709 inhabitants.
Ivan Sache, 28 June 2002

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