Vanuatu Coat of Arms

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Vanuatu Coat of Arms
Coat of arms of Vanuatu.svg
Introduced 1980

The Vanuatu coat of arms was adopted in 1980 when the state gained independence.


It shows a Melanesian warrior or chief with a spear in front of a volcano .

Below is a golden banner with the state motto in Bislama :

" Long God yumi stanap. "
( In God we stand together .)

Behind it is the state emblem, which consists of two green, crossed Namele leaves in front of the silver canine of a boar .

The state emblem can be found in a simplified form - the crossed leaves within the spiral of the wild boar tooth with 6/5 turns - also in the flag of Vanuatus .


The leaves of the native cycad -Art ( Cycas seemannii) (also: Chief's Palm) are a symbol of peace, they serve in Melanesia to identify taboo -belegter places.

The boar (tooth) is a symbol of prosperity, pigs are a symbol of wealth in Vanuatu. This state motto comes from Vanuatu's first Prime Minister, the Anglican priest Walter Hadye Lini .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Wendy Stenberg-Tendys: Crossed Namele Leaves Shadow Vanuatu Elections, Pacific Island Report, September 22, 2008, published September 22, 2008, accessed August 22, 2020.