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Makkinga village (The Netherlands)

Ooststellingwerf municipality, Fryslân province

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[Makkinga village] image by Jarig Bakker, 22 Apr 2009 See also:

Makkinga village

I just stumbled on this website, where you can admire three brilliant village flags from the municipality of Ooststellingwerf, Fryslân.
The one unknown to me is from Makkinga (Frisian: Makkingea): 9 horizontal stripes yellow, white, blue, white, black, white, blue, white, yellow, proportioned (c) 6:1:3:1:6:1:3; a green hoistriangle fimbriated white, charged with a white disk with an inner black border, containing black silhouetted drawings of a church, a mill, and the villagepump, aka de "Greate Bak".
Makkinga is a village with c. 1000 inhabitants, nearly all of whom speak "Stellingwerfs", a dialect with Saxon and Frisian elements. It contains the hamlets Twitel, Middelburen (until 1829 seat of the Lycklama family), Veneburen, Hoog and Laag Duurswoude, Buitenheideveld, de Harken.
The mill is a corn-mill and was restored in 1971. The church was built in 1776 on the site of an older one, which was consecrated to St. Boniface. It has no organ.
Nicknames: "Koeke-iters", "Koekefretters" - the Makkingaers loved cake, and the Makkingaer bakers were well known for their "âldewiven", "keallepoaten", "koarstekoeke", etc.
Makkinga and surroundings is nicknamed "Het Land van Moab" and the inhabitants "Moabitinnnen", after a tribe in North Arabia [that refers probably to incestuous relationships, so one shouldn't name them thus lightly]
Jarig Bakker, 22 Apr 2009

One wonders whether this is supposed to refer to the same Mourabitoun in Lebanon as the ones at this page.
Eugene Ipavec, 22 Apr 2009

Makkinga villageseal

[Makkinga villageseal] image by Jarig Bakker, 22 Apr 2009