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Tupac Katari people (Bolivia and Peru)

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by Don Healy

Flag adopted by the Incas of modern Peru.
Don Healy

The rainbow flag used in South America is not the same as the Gay Pride Flag.

The flag of Lima, Peru, is a rainbow flag of eight stripes (don't remember the exact colors, except that I believe one of them was white or a very pale lavender), and I am guessing that Lima adopted the flag of the Inca. The Gay Pride Flag has six stripes.
Steve Kramer, 23 Mar 1998

I stand corrected. However, the past president of the Chesapeake Bay Flag Association, whose name escapes my mind at the moment, displayed an eight-striped rainbow flag before a meeting last year which he purchased in Peru. It was specifically pointed out that it was different than the Gay Pride flag. He claimed it to be the flag of Lima, but if this is not the case, what might this flag be? Is it possible that this was indeed the actual flag of the Inca, and others in Peru purchased the Gay Pride flag as a variant because it was cheaper, a result of mass production in the U.S.?
Steve Kramer, 24 Mar 1998