Circassian Flag

Circassian Flag
"The 12 golden stars stand for the nine “aristocratic” tribes and the three “democratic” tribes, while the three arrows represents peace. The background is green and represents both Islam and life (or freedom)".
-- Giuseppe Bottasini

"12 gold stars correspond to 12 main tribes of the Adyghe nation. Three crossed arrows symbolize union of 12 Adyghe tribes".
-- Nikolay Khimenkov, 20 Mar 1999