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The Hausas are the dominant ethnic group in the North of Nigeria (40-45% of
the population of the country), with Kano as Capital. In 1966, after an aborted
coup, the federal system was to be abolished. The North reacted violently
because this abolishment was interpreted as a means to establish domination by
the South (especially the Ibos). This movement, followed by tribal and political
violence, led to the secession of Biafra. So this
flag might have been used during one of the several military rebellions which
occurred in the North during1966 (Source: Encyclopaedia Unversalis
Ivan Sache, 12 Sept 1999
Hausa is a language group consisting of 10-15 million people primarily in
Northern Nigeria and Niger.
Michael Smuda, 02 Mar 1999
by Ivan Sache, 04 March 2001
The flag of the proposed Hausa dominated state of 1966 as shown in Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] consists of five horizontal stripes: red,
yellow, black, green, and light brown (shown above). Nations
Without States, however, describes the 1966 flag adopted by the Hausas as
having five horizontal stripes of red, yellow, indigo blue (instead of
black), green and khaki beige (shown below).
Ned Smith, 03 March 2001
image by Ivan Sache, 03 March 2001
shows another flag used by the Hausa.
The flag shown at this website is a "logo on a bedsheet" with the emblem of
the Hausas. that was official in a green flag (within a
white circle) and yellow cross fimbriated white from 12-12-1958 to 1963 as a
Northern Region flag, probably later adopted by the Hausa people (or at least
an organization). The emblem is named Northern Knot and was used in the
Nigerian national flag for some months in 1963 (until October) as the North
Nigeria regional flag. After October 1963 only the national Nigerian flag was
Jaume Ollé, 05 March 1999
From the website of Today, a newspaper published in Abuja,
Nigeria, another example of the 'Hausa symbol':
John Beadle 12 April 2000
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