Seal of Madagascar
|Seal of Madagascar|
|Armiger||Republic of Madagascar|
|Motto||Tanindrazana, Fahafahana, Fandrosoana
"Homeland, Liberty, Development"
The seal of Madagascar (French: Sceau de Madagascar) includes an outline map of the island at the center (together with two smaller islands nearby; explaining that its nearby islands are the Glorioso Islands and Tromelin Island), and below it the head of a Zebu. Colors used include red, green, yellow, black, and white. Green and red rays emanate from the State's map, making it look like the Sun and also the ravinala, a plant typical of Madagascar.
The device is surrounded by the Malagasy words REPOBLIKAN'I MADAGASIKARA which means "Republic of Madagascar" and at the base TANINDRAZANA - FAHAFAHANA - FANDROSOANA meaning "Homeland - Liberty - Development". Various versions of the Constitution Article 4 have used other mottos.
Coat of arms of Queen Ranavalona II
Coat of arms of the Merina Kingdom in 1896
Emblem of the Malagasy Republic
Emblem of the Democratic Republic of Madagascar
Seal of the Republic of Madagascar between 1993 and 1998
- FOTW page about Madagascar's coat of arms
- National Arms and Emblems Past and Present
- Annex of the constitution
- COA of the Kingdom of Merina
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