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-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 Ravenala, 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
Seal of the Government-General of Madagascar (1897 - 1958)
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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