Coat of arms of Malawi

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Coat of arms of Malawi
Coat of arms of Malawi.svg
ArmigerRepublic of Malawi
CrestWater 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
TorseOr and Gules
BlazonPer Fess Barry wavy Azure and Argent; A Fess Gules a lion passant Or; In base Sable a sun rising Or
SupportersOn the dexter side, a lion, and On the sinister side, a leopard both guardant
CompartmentUpon a compartment representing the Mlanje mountain proper
MottoUNITY AND FREEDOM
Earlier version(s)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".

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The Coat of Arms of Malawi are described as follows:

For Arms, per fess barry wavy Azure and Argent and Sable on a fess Gules a lion passant and in base a sun rising or: and for the Crest: On a wreath or and Gules on water barry wavy Azure and Argent in front of a sun rising or a fish eagle rising proper, and for Supporters: On the dexter side a lion and on the sinister side a leopard both guardant, upon a compartment representing the Mlanje mountain proper, together with this motto: Unity and Freedom.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Protected Flag, Emblems and Names (PDF). 1968. p. 6. Retrieved 10 April 2018.[permanent dead link]