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by Jaume Ollé - 1996-NOV-30
Descendents of the people of the old kingdom of Champa, that live
in South Vietnam
by Jaume Ollé, 30 November 1996
The Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart shows this as: 165. "Champa Independent Republic, 1965 (Chams) - Central Vietnam."
The image is similar to above but with larger blue stripe, lighter
blue and star not pointing upwards.
Ivan Sache, 16 September 1999
by Chrystian Kretowicz
Thomas A. Cseh & John Sylvester
Jr show another, unusual flag of the Cham Liberation Movement
which, they state..." cooperated with
FULRO but also had its own
flag which it hoped some day to have flying over an independent
Champa (as they call their land). The flag was divided vertically
- green at the hoist with white crescent and star, red at the
fly, and the center divided into horizontal bars of blue and white."
The Chams are Muslims, who once ruled over most of Central and
Southern Vietnam as a powerful Kingdom. Before conversion to Islam
they used to be mostly Hindu. Again, the Socialist Republic remembers
on which side they fought in the war and punishes them accordingly.
The dream of a new Champa will remain just a dream for the time
Chrystian Kretowicz, 6 February 2003
This flag is the flag of the Front de Liberation des Hauts plateaux.
The flag was adopted in March 1946 when four highlanders
tribes united in the fight for independence. The hoist band must
be red (the report of green published in Flaggenmitteilung 105,
was later corrected in 109) and the crescent and star is for the
Cham tribes Zyaray and Edeh. The green band is for Montagnard
tribes Banar and Koho and mean the nature that they pledge. The
four blue stripes (blue above and below) mean the unity and the
three white stripes mean the freedom. The first name of the organization
was "Front des Petits Peuples" (1946-1960). In 1960 the name was
changed to Front de Liberation des Hauts plateaux and still later
in 1960 joined the FULRO, together with the
Front of Liberation of Champa.
Jaume Ollé 16 February 2003