The diagonally-checkered rainbow flags of the Incas and their descendents, the Quechua people. Recently used as symbols of ethnic pride by these people, wifalas have now fallen somewhat out of favor because of outsiders confusing ihe flags with the rainbow flags of the gay community. Also spelled "wipfalas". The singular form is "wifala" or "wipfala". Pronounced "WEE-fah-lah(ss)".