Order of the Star of Anjouan
|Ordre de l'Étoile d'Anjouan|
The medal of the Chevalier of the order
|Awarded by France Comoros|
|Type||Order with five degrees:
|Status||Deprecated 3 December 1963 by the Ordre National du Mérite|
|Established||1 December 1889|
|Next (higher)||Médaille militaire|
|Equivalent||Ordre national du Mérite|
|Next (lower)||Croix de guerre|
Ribbon of the order
The Ordre de l'Étoile d'Anjouan (Order of the Star of Anjouan) was a French colonial order of knighthood founded in 1874. It was established in 1874 by sultan Mohamed-Saïd-Omar of the Comoros island of Anjouan, reorganised on 18 June 1892 and authorised and recognised by the French government on 12 September 1896. It was made a French Overseas Order in 1950.
In this case a local order was adopted by the French, although they reorganised and redesigned it. Another Anjouan orde, the Star of Said Ali was not adopted.
The Ordre de l'Étoile d'Anjouan has five classes: Grand-croix, Grand-officier, Commandeur, Officier and Chevalier. It was not awarded from the institution of the Ordre national du Mérite in December 1963 (it is one of the historical orders of France) until its revival in 2000 by the sultan of Anjouan.
- Marc Champenois (9 August 2008). "Ordre de l'Etoile d'Anjouan". Les décorations Francaises (in French). Retrieved 2009-02-06.