Coat of arms of Fiji
|Coat of arms of Fiji|
|Introduced||4th July 1908|
- In the first field, top right , three natural-colored sugar cane plants .
- In the second field, top left , a natural-colored palm that is supposed to represent a coconut palm .
- In the third field, at the bottom right , a natural-colored dove of peace is shown.
- The last field, bottom left , shows a natural-colored bunch of bananas .
A natural-colored outrigger boat with sail, a so-called Camakau, is used as an ornament above the shield .
To the left and right of the shield there are two local warriors who serve as shield holders . They are equipped with a traditional loincloth, the person on the right with a spear , the left with a Totokia - lobe . You are on a banner with the Fiji national motto of the Fiji Islands:
- "Rerevaka na Kalou ka Doka na Tui."
- (Fear God and honor the queen.)
- Karl-Heinz Hesmer: Flags and coats of arms of the world. History and symbolism of the flags and coats of arms of all states . Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, 1992. ISBN 3-570-01082-1 .
- Mighty Fijian Canoes (Takia, Camakau, Drua). Angelfire.com, accessed January 21, 2017 .