Coat of arms of Tuvalu
|Coat of arms of Tuvalu|
|Armiger||Elizabeth II in Right of Tuvalu|
|Escutcheon||Per fess Azure and Or in chief upon Grass issuant a representation of an Ellice Maneapa or meeting house all proper and in base four Barrulets wavy Azure a Brodure Or charged with Banana Leaves and Mitre Sea Shells placed alternately proper together|
|Motto||Tuvalu mo te Atua
"Tuvalu for the Almighty"
The coat of arms of Tuvalu is a shield with a golden border, which is decorated in a pattern with eight mussels and eight banana leaves. The shield itself shows a hut beneath a blue sky on green grounds. Beneath the ground are stylised depictions in blue and gold of ocean waves. The coat of arms was approved by the College of Arms and granted by royal warrant on 3 December 1976.
- Hugh Larcy (ed) (1983). Tuvalu: A History. University of the South Pacific/Government of Tuvalu.
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