Coat of arms of Malawi

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Coat of arms of Malawi
Coat of arms of Malawi.svg
Details
Armiger Republic of Malawi
Crest Water Barry wavy Azure and Argent in front of a sun rising Or a Fish Eagle rising proper; A Helmet Argent with Mantling Gules and Or
Torse Or and Gules
Escutcheon Per Fess Barry wavy Azure and Argent; A Fess Gules a lion passant Or; In base Sable a sun rising Or
Supporters On the dexter side, a lion, and On the sinister side, a leopard both guardant
Compartment Upon a compartment representing the Mlanje mountain proper
Motto UNITY AND FREEDOM
Earlier versions earlier heraldic arms of Nyasaland

The coat of arms of Malawi is based on the earlier heraldic arms of Nyasaland. It is supported by a lion and a leopard, above a scroll reading "Unity and Freedom".

Blazon[edit]

The Coat of Arms of Malawi are described as:

(a) for crest-

  1. On a wreath Or and Gules on water Barry wavy Azure and Argent in front of a sun rising Or an African Fish Eagle rising proper
  2. A Helmet Argent
  3. Mantling Gules and Or

(b) for arms-

  1. Per Fess Barry wavy Azure and Argent
  2. A Fess Gules a lion passant Or
  3. In base Sable a sun rising Or

(c) for the supporters-

  1. On the dexter side, a lion, and
  2. On the sinister side, a leopard both guardant
  3. Upon a compartment representing the Mlanje mountain proper

(d) with the motto “Unity and Freedom”