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  • Everybody, welcome back to flag fan Friday. Hope you like the Nauru episode...

  • So, as you know, this is the part that I kinda talk about the things that didn't quite make it into the video.

  • For one, I said that Nauru was the only country without an official capital...

  • Technically, that's half true half kind of not true.

  • Switzerland does have a de facto capital Bern. Although it's not completely official but its de facto status

  • So it's kind of some people say it is but it's more of like a half capital - ish thing going on

  • But if you really want to be technical kind of yes is the Nauru only country but maybe Switzerland as well

  • It depends on how you look at it. Second of all, I forgot to talk about religion

  • The majority of people on Nauru are Christian about two-thirds of which are Protestant the largest denomination being the Nauru

  • Congressional Church, and you have Catholics Assemblies of God and about 10% still practice the original indigenous Nauruan religion.

  • [Barby hilariously slaughters the word a few times]

  • Forgot to talk about the traditional weaving pattern, I think Kokosfasern

  • I also forgot to mention that, out of the 12 tribes, only 10 still exist today two of them actually died out. And finally

  • The controversial topic of the detention centers. I forgot to mention that yes, there were a lot of protests,

  • it's a source of lots of controversy in both

  • Australia and Nauru and the world. A lot of people thought that the conditions there were not deemed as

  • acceptable as they could have been. People in the detention centres have also been known to protest as well; and it's just kind of like

  • A very tricky situation to deal with there's probably a few other things that I could have talked about

  • But if you want to say it just put it in the comments.

  • Otherwise, we got to move on time to go to the flag. So without further ado....

  • [Geography Now Flag/Fan Friday theme plays]

  • Nauru? Nauru. Crazy how it's just like the least visited country in the world...

  • Let me know if you've been to Nauru. I mean, yeah, not many people been there.

  • [stutters] You-you're one of the rare lucky few. But anyway, let's go on to the flag. Adopted shortly after independence,

  • The flag is essentially a map depicting the location of the actual island the blue, of course, representing the Pacific Ocean,

  • whereas the yellow line symbolises the Equator. The star

  • , of course, stands for the country of Nauru being situated just below the equator

  • The star is white to represent phosphate, the primary resource that they are known for, and the twelve points on the star

  • symbolise the twelve historic tribes of Nauru. Now, of course, prior to this flag, they had quite a few others. Throughout history before independence

  • They were under this weird like trusteeship between Australia and the UK both countries kind of had like authority over them

  • I guess...? Prior to that, for one year, there under Japan, then there were a British mandate and, prior to that,

  • it was the German Empire

  • Yeah...

  • Germany took a stab at this place. And prior to that there were pretty much no other national flags and they do have a coat

  • Of arms the image depicts a traditional shield with a woven background (divided into three parts) and the top upper part is an alchemical

  • symbol of phosphorus;and on the bottom left, a Frigate bird perched over an ocean with waves

  • Alluding to the tradition of trained frigate bird fishing in the bottom

  • Right, you have a branch of Calophyllum flowers native to the island.

  • the shield is surrounded by ceremonial tribal chief gear containing ropes, feathers, shark teeth and

  • palms. On the top, lies the 12- tribe star, just like on the flag, above it a banner reading "Naoero"

  • , the Micronesian name for Nauru, and at the bottom ,in English , reading "God's will first"

  • Yeah, that frigate bird training thing is really interesting. It's kinda like those fishers in South China

  • that use the (what are those birds?), like, the cormorants. Two people groups across the world ,thousands of miles away, they have the same idea...

  • what a world we live in!

  • So yeah, that's the only coat of arms they had, so we don't really have to talk about anything else in the meantime

  • You know what time it is... Geogra-Fanmail Time! Ah! [plays instrument]

  • Still love this thing...

  • Alright guys, so we're about to start, before we do, we need a guest star which means today's guest is gonna be... you know him,

  • Kenneth-o-Tron.

  • [Ken]Oh what's up! Kenneth-o-Tron.

  • [ Barby] Yeah. Alright so grab anything Ken, just start opening.

  • [Ken] Okay, cool...

  • [Barby] This is from Jaron from the Philippines... 'kay.

  • [Ken] (in Filipino/Tagalog) Mabuhay!

  • [Barby] Mabuhay...

  • [Barby] Oh shoot! What the...this thing is broken.

  • [Ken]Oh,it had the Geography Now logo on it.

  • [Barby] Oh, dude! I'm sorry... you made something with the Geography Now logo, but it's broke.

  • {reads} A mini Katipunero flag. Um...

  • {Ken}Wait, what? No....

  • No, [stutter]I don- I don't is that all are we allowed to show that

  • [Barby] This is not what you think it is,

  • this is the Kat.... ( laughs)

  • This is the Katipunero flag.

  • [Ken] Wait, it's from the Philippines?

  • [Barby] From the Phillipines.

  • [Ken] You know...I wouldn't wave that around here, I mean... look, on the bright side, Keith, Caleb and Ken, like, you know..

  • [ in unison] There you go!

  • From the Republic of what, Czech?

  • [Barby] China -oh China, oh Republic of China

  • [Ken] So Taiwan, so Taiwan... Republic of China...

  • [Barby] Not People's Republic, but Republic.

  • PRC is China two things - yes, Stefan and model Magdalena, Magna Lena

  • It says coffee on the oh, it's the same thing we got last time. Oh, yeah

  • Yeah, can't go wrong with good old coffee Taiwanese coffee

  • Yeah, like you open it into a bag and then you pour the hot water into it

  • And then also this thing is a cup. It's like a disposable mini cup to put in your cup. My name is Eddy

  • I'm from Manchester. UK and geography now is my favorite youtube channel

  • Bless you my love ding dong. Wow, that sneeze echoed. My mom sneezes. She likes scream sneezes. That's amazing

  • My mom says a lot of words right after it like ah bless you think you America. I love you

  • Anyway about Eddie Oh see this is a list of various American English words that the British equivalents useful for visiting the UK

  • Yeah for those you guys don't know you can the USA's both weak English

  • But we got some different words truck is lorry garbage rubbish sweater jumper stuff like that. So rubber, huh?

  • Oh, it's a racer

  • Yo Cara from tong, oh, it's a Tongan. Oh my god, I'm god. No, I've never gotten something from a Tongan absence awesome

  • Well, my name is yukata, which means God will increase I'm originally from Colombia. Hello

  • Love I call of I Tonga. Okay. So my mother's Tongan Hawaiian and my dad is German nice

  • Also PS don't fire can also say hi to Noah for me. Thank you so much you Kara no guarantees on everything in that letter

  • Please help us with the Tonga episode which will be in life. Why 20 point no idea. Oh

  • My god, I was trying to see 2020 is if it's far away from now

  • That's literally next year. Like I was trying to make let's try to make it sound like it's years

  • Oh, hey don't scare me like that. So

  • This is from Ava from the Netherlands. This is hilarious guys. Look at this, like little orange King puff balls

  • So Miffy was made in the Netherlands for those you don't know

  • I live in the Netherlands but spent the first year of my life in the suit - oh

  • Africa nice, I live in the city called Utrecht. Hey Vincent lives in Utrecht

  • Oh, no our buddy Vincent's awesome, and he will be in the Netherlands episode in a weird way. You'll see

  • Yeah, we got a postcard from Nicholas and he's in China right now. The People's Republic of China. Nice. Nice

  • So a place in Harbin which is the coldest place in China, they make these really like nifty looking sculptures out of ice

  • yep, we got a postcard from Steve who's right now living in Spain who recently visit Morocco, but he is Canadian so

  • Cool, this is from Fonz

  • I

  • Think your name is actually Fonz

  • Okay

  • Who visited the azureus the Azores Islands?

  • Your postcard did get ripped up a little bit because it's made out of cork and I noticed a lot of Portuguese people

  • Send quark postcards. Ah, you guys produce a lot of it. So so uh, Ken you got some stuff

  • This is from the Roman family from Rome, New York

  • Thank You Roman family, let's see what's inside here by the way Rome family. This was sent a while ago

  • But we just hadn't had time to fill. Oh

  • My god, oh, that's hilarious

  • The crochet of it like I got a dungeon here there's me I got a Philippine flag

  • can I am writing you on behalf of my family a family who collected hearts Barbie broke last year when he

  • neglected our letter in the package

  • We sent him you guys have a vendetta against me

  • Huh as a result of this heartbreak we decided to give you a few things too as we understand what it's like to be under

  • Appreciated. Oh so they can relate to me. That's so nice

  • Wait, did they make the other cross-stitch thing? Probably cuz I still have that. Hold on. Let me throw them in family

  • I still have you guys weren't the ones that made this. Were you I'm pretty sure that looks something similar to that

  • Yeah, this was a nice Roman one of my videos. Yeah, it has not been neglect. I did not neglect that

  • I still have this and I put it in one of my videos and I even put it on social media

  • Come on, cuz I'm just gonna keep it right right there. Okay, you know what?

  • Well Roman family. I'm gonna put this here too to remind you that I did not forget you we got something from Indiana

  • Oh, wow, you got the coins of Israel. We got Mission Impossible rogue nation the one Mission Impossible movie

  • I have not yet seen we have art works like venom got the world travelers, New Zealand

  • Which I'm guessing is because all very strangely put to get like yeah, I'm stopping

  • Yeah movie stuff coins and then like filming locations like see middle-earth from Lord of the Rings in New Zealand

  • This is his resume. I just realized what it is. Oh and it shows literally his programs in his scale set. Cool. Yeah

  • Thanks for your reservation

  • my job

  • So we got a package from Josie from New York. That's a lot of oh

  • Oh, so you're the pig. That was the year. I was born. You're off the peg to the crew of grg now

  • I am a huge fan of your channel. I've watched all your videos of the countries

  • I have packed some Chinese New Year's items designs include the year the pig all symbolise. Good luck. Good fortune and long life

  • These are all of the 12 zodiac symbols of the Chinese

  • My sister is more in the air the dragon I'm so jealous pure Pig I'm a pig

  • I don't know if you are speak Cantonese or Mandarin, but Shinyoung. Kala call me fat choy. What'd you call me?

  • Which is it? Finally we got this sent in from, Colorado

  • Oh nice, okay. Oh

  • I see a photographer. All right Wow. I don't know he looks I mean

  • Photography skills right here see hey Barb's and crew. I've been watching from the Croatia episode the shows

  • They helped inspire me to get out in travel more. I'm now a traveling bartender and photographer

  • I've included a couple of prints of my photos for you and

  • He has an Instagram where you can see some of his photos. All right, so that's just about it

  • But you know what time it is

  • Return to the address to the contest. Oops. I literally just threw the pen for the book

  • So as you know

  • I put all your return addresses in this bag and Ken's gonna pick one out whoever whoever wins gets a jog Rafi now notepad and

  • Button, don't win. You can also get them off of the website at geography now calm. Okay, so

  • Zoltan from

  • Siberia Serbia

  • Siberia from Serbia you have one? Yeah

  • Yeah, Serbia my gosh, that's just about it. Thank you for sending in all this stuff. Really appreciate it

  • You've just been flagged stay cool. Stay tuned before we go Ken any last words? Ah

  • Thanks for sending this up. Please send more. I love it. I don't know. Oh and Roman family. I did not forget

  • You know, I will never forget you and I will keep this in my dungeon

Everybody, welcome back to flag fan Friday. Hope you like the Nauru episode...

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/28
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