Northern Mariana Islands
The Northern Mariana Islands flag connects the history, traditions and peoples of the island with its present and future. The flag features a latte stone, wreath and a white star set on light blue background. The white, five- pointed mirrors those on the US flag and denotes the island’s connection to the United States. Behind the star is a Latte Stone, a traditional stone upon which early inhabitants, the Chamarros, built their homes. The wreath (pronounced mwarmwar) on the flag is comprised of colorful local flowers and has come to symbolize the relation between the groups of island and its history. The mwarmwar reflects the influence the Carolinians who immigrated to the island. The blue shade of the flag represents the ocean of the Marianas trenches. The flag was originally designed in 1985 by Taga.
The Northern Mariana Islands are an American territory in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Officially titled the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), these islands are one of five inhabited American insular areas. The CNMI and Guam together comprise the Mariana Archipelago. The first inhabitants of the Marianas Islands migrated from Southeast Asia between 4000 BC and 2000 BC. After contact with Spaniards, these people became known as the Chamarros. The Chamarros raised megalithic capped pillars called latte stones upon which they built their homes. The Northern Marianas Islands became a territory of the United States in 1975.
Our Northern Mariana Islands flags are fashioned in a convenient 3’x 5’ size that is sure to fit most flag poles. Carrot-Top’s nylon flags are crafted with superior, 200 Denier nylon which dries quickly and shines brightly in the sun. These flags feature rich colors and intricately stitched, reinforced fly-ends. Our American, US State and Territory flags are proudly made in the U.S. A. Our Northern Marianas Island flags are built for long-term outdoor use and resist fading and fraying. Fly your Northern Marianas Islands flag and celebrate the rich heritage of its people and culture.