number approximately 1.8 million people, 1.1 million living in
Chile and the remainder living in Argentina. On March 18-21, 1991 the
Consejo de Todas las Tierras -- an umbrella organization of many local
Mapuche groups -- met to establish flags for the Mapuche nation and local
Mapuche sub-groups. A design competition was held and more than 500
designs were submitted. One flag for the Mapuche nation and five flags for
five regional Mapuche groups were adopted in 1992.