The whipala with stripes is called the Tawantinsuyo flag, or the Inca flag, the inca nation flag, the Quechua nation flag. The original flag is the striped whipala, which was the coat of arms of the Inca. The Rainbow flag (Wipahla) belongs to the Native Andean people of Tahuantinsuyu for more than 500 years.
Why is the Inca flag a rainbow?
According to historians, the Incas regarded the rainbow as a gift from the sun-god. … The department of Cuzco officially adopted the multicoloured banner in 1978, but it had previously been used as the flag of the Tawantinsuyo – the name used by the Incas for their native land.
What was the Inca language?
How did religion affect the Incas?
The Incas were a very religious people; their religious beliefs were deeply embedded in their lives, everything they did had a religious meaning. They were tolerant of the beliefs of the people they conquered as long as they venerated Inca deities above all their gods, they even incorporated gods from other cultures.