List of national mottos

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This page lists state and national mottos for the world's nations. The mottos for some states lacking general international recognition, extinct states, non sovereign nations and territories are listed, but their names are not bolded.

A state motto is used to describe the intent or motivation of the state in a short phrase. For example, it can be included on a country's flag, coat of arms, or currency. Some countries choose not to have a national motto.

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The national motto of Bolivia, La Unión es la Fuerza (Unity is Strength), is inscribed on boliviano coins.
The national motto of Brazil, Ordem e progresso (Order and progress), is inscribed on the Brazilian flag.

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  •  East Timor: Honra, pátria e povo (Portuguese, Honour, homeland and people)[40]
  •  Ecuador: Dios, patria y libertad (Spanish, God, homeland and liberty)[citation needed]
  •  El Salvador: Dios, Unión, Libertad (Spanish, God, Union, Liberty)[41]
  •  England: Dieu et mon droit (French, God and my right.) (royal motto)[42] "This Green and Pleasant Land" (Unofficial)[citation needed]
  •  Equatorial Guinea: Unidad, Paz, Justicia (Spanish, Unity, Peace, Justice)[citation needed]
  •  Eritrea: دولة إرترݐا (Dawlat Iritrīya), "Hagere Ertra" (Arabic, Tigrinya, State of Eritrea; also in English)
  •  Estonia: there is no official motto at state level, however such mottos, as Welcome to Estonia and Heade üllatuste maa (Estonian, Country of good surprises) have been used for the purpose of popularizing Estonia in the world[43]
  •  Ethiopia: formerly ኢትዮጵያ ታበድ አደዊሃ ሃበ አግዚአብሐር (Itiyopia tabetsih edewiha habe Igziabiher) (Ge'ez, Ethiopia holds up her hands unto God). Currently none.[44]
    • The Imperial motto, between 1930 and 1975, was ሞዓ አንበሰ ዘአምነባደ ይሁዳ (Moa Ambassa ze Imnegede Yehuda) (Ge'ez, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah).[44]
  •  European Union: Unita nella diversità, United in diversity, Unidade na diversidade, In Vielfalt geeint, Unis dans la diversité, In verscheidenheid verenigd, Unidos en la diversidad in Italian, English, Portuguese, German, French, Dutch and Spanish. (Official version is also translated into the other official languages of the European Union and Latin)[45]

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The National Emblem of India bears the motto Satyameva Jayate (Sanskrit, "Truth alone triumphs").
The flag of Iraq displays the national motto, Allahu Akbar ("God is Great").

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  •  Jamaica: Out of many, One People[71]
  •  Japan: No official motto.
    • Ancient Japan: 養正之心ヲ弘ム (Yōsei-no kokoro-wo hiromu) (Japanese, "spread the spirit of nurturing rightness"), 積慶重暉 (Sekkei Chōki) (Japanese, "accumulate joyousness and stack brightness"), 掩ヒテ
      八紘(アメノシタ)
      而為
      (イヘ) (Ame-no-shita-wo ōhi-te ihe-to nasu) (Japanese, "cover eight crown cords(the under sky) and make it roof" aka Hakkō Ichiu(八紘一宇))
    •  Empire of Japan: 開國進取 (Kaikoku Shinshu) (Japanese, "Open nation and do enterprising") Charter Oath (1868-) -> 大東亜新秩序建設 (Dai-tōa Shin-chitsujo Kensetsu) (Japanese, "Establishing of Great East Asian New Order", it means "東亜に於ける国際正義の確立、共同防共の達成、新文化の創造、経済結合の実現を期す" ('Hoping for establishing international righteousness, co-preventing communism, creating new culture and actualizing economic connection in East Asia')) ja:基本国策要綱 (1940-)
  •  Jersey: No official motto.
  •  Jordan: الله، الوطن، المليك (Allāh, Al-Waṭan, Al-Malīk) (Arabic, "God, Fatherland, King")[72]

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Kiribati, "Health, Peace and Prosperity" on the Coat of arms of Kiribati.

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The motto of Nepal, जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी (Sanskrit, "Mother and motherland are greater than heaven")

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Pakistan: Īmān, Ittiḥād, Nazm. (Urdu "Faith, Unity, Discipline").
Panama: Pro mundi beneficio (Latin: "For the benefit of the world").

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The national motto of the United States is In God we trust, as shown on the reverse of the United States one-dollar bill.

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  •  Yemen: الڷه، الوطن، الثورة، الوحدة (Allāh, Al-Waṭan, Ath-Thawrah, Al-Waḥdah) (Arabic, God, Nation, Revolution, Unity)[citation needed]

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