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Minde Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Minde,Concelho de Alcanena, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2014-10-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Minde commune] 2:3 image by Claudia Carvalho, 8 Nov 2010
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Nov 2010

Coat of arms

[Minde commune CoA] image by Claudia Carvalho, 8 Nov 2010

The arms are Argent two needles Sable crossed per saltire and threaded Sable and in chief a bird's nest Vert garnished Or, on a base wavy Azure two barrulets wavy Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "MINDE".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Nov 2010

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 11 March 2003
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Nov 2010

Presentation of Minde

Minde Commune is one of the seven communes of Alcanena Municipality (q.v.); it had 3311 inhabitants in 2001 and covers 21,20 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Nov 2010

There’s also the minderico speaker’s community, in a town called Minde. But that’s not a language, but an artificial lingo invented a few centuries ago by locals in order to be able to communicate between themselves without being understood by strangers. It’s pure portuguese, only the words get twisted meanings.
Jorge Candeias, 4 Feb 2003

I think the correct term for such a “language” is "jargon" (in Portuguese "geringonça").
António Martins-Tuválkin, 10 Feb 2003

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