Emblem of Djibouti

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National Emblem of Djibouti
Emblem of Djibouti.svg
ArmigerRepublic of Djibouti
Adopted1977
Crestin place of a crest, a Mullet of five points Gules
BlazonOn a Djibouti shield Tenne, a roundel Rose
SupportersTwo hands, each holding a Djibouti dagger, all proper

The national emblem of Djibouti was introduced after attaining independence from France on 27 June 1977. It was made by Hassan Robleh. It is bordered on the sides with laurel branches. Within this perimeter there is a vertical spear, in front of which is a shield. Underneath the shield, two hands rise away from the spear, both of which carry a large machete. These two hands symbolize the main two ethnic groups of the nation: the Afar and the Issa. The spear is topped by a red star. The star symbolizes the unity between the Issa and the Afar peoples. A Djibouti law established the seal and states its significance, and has been translated into English.[1]

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