Coat of arms of Malawi
|Coat of arms of Malawi|
|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|
|Blazon||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 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". A rising sun in a black field, like in the lower field in the shield, is also present in the flag of Malawi.
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.
British Central Africa Protectorate 1893–1907
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1953–1963
- Protected Flag, Emblems and Names (PDF). 1968. p. 6. Retrieved 10 April 2018.