Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Green and White Flags 11-17-09

Pakistan Flag

This is the national flag of Pakistan. Pakistan is a predominantly Islamic country("Pakistan"), therefore they use the crescent moon and star in their flag. However, the crescent moon symbol existed before Islam, but was adopted by the Ottoman Turks("Crescent"). Green is also a sacred color of Islam. According to WikiAnswers, green is "one of the colors of heaven"("WikiAnswers").

Nigeria Flag

This flag was created in 1960 after Nigeria became independent from Britain. The green represents land and the white represents unity("Nigeria's Flag"). Green is a natural color and most of Africa is natural, since it contains jungles, savannahs, and animals, such as lions, elephants, giraffes, and so on. Some groups of people in Africa also farm.

Works Cited

"Crescent Moon - Symbol of Islam?" About.com Islam. Web. 21 Nov. 2009. [http://islam.about.com/od/history/a/crescent_moon.htm].

"Nigeria's Flag - EnchantedLearning.com." ENCHANTED LEARNING HOME PAGE. Web. 21 Nov. 2009. [http://www.enchantedlearning.com/africa/nigeria/flag/].

"Pakistan -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 21 Nov. 2009.

"Pakistan Flag." Flags and Nations of the World. Web. 22 Nov. 2009.

"WikiAnswers - What does red green and white mean in islam." WikiAnswers - The Q&A wiki. Web. 22 Nov. 2009.

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