Seal of Madagascar

Seal of Madagascar
Armiger Republic of Madagascar
Adopted circa 1998
Motto Tanindrazana, Fahafahana, Fandrosoana
"Homeland, Liberty, Development"

The seal of Madagascar (French: Sceau de Madagascar) includes an outline map of the island at the center (together with two smaller islands nearby; explaining that its nearby islands are the Glorioso Islands and Tromelin Island), and below it the head of a Zebu. Colors used include red, green, yellow, black, and white. Green and red rays emanate from the State's map, making it look like the Sun and also the Ravenala, a plant typical of Madagascar.

The device is surrounded by the Malagasy words REPOBLIKAN'I MADAGASIKARA which means "Republic of Madagascar" and at the base TANINDRAZANA - FAHAFAHANA - FANDROSOANA meaning "Homeland - Liberty - Development". Various versions of the Constitution Article 4 have used other mottos.

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