Coat o airms o Burkina Faso

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The coat o airms o Burkina Faso contains a shield based on the naitional banner. Abuin the shield the name o the kintra is shown, while belaw it is the naitional motto, Unité, Progrès, Justice (French for "Unity, Progress, Juistice"). The supporters are twa white stallions. This coat o airms is similar tae the auld Upper Volta coat o airms (see belaw), wi the Burkina Faso banner replacin the Upper Volta banner in the middle.

Historic coat o airms (1984-1987)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat o airms 1984-1997

Thomas Sankara's 1983-1987 Burkinabé revolution implementit a coat o airms featurin a crossed mattock an AK-47 (an allusion tae the Hammer an Sickle), wi the motto La Patrie ou la Mort, nous vaincrons (Faitherland or daith, we will win).

Coat o airms o Upper Volta

Coat of arms of Upper Volta[eedit | eedit soorce]

This somewhat resembles the current emblem, except that the enclosin shield haes a blue backgrund, the horses are white, the inescutcheon is based on the banner o Upper Volta wi the superimposed letters "RHV" (for République de Haute-Volta), an the motto wis Unité, Travail, Juistice ("Unity, Labour, Justice").[1]

  1. Guide to the Flags of the World by Mauro Talocci, revised and updated by Whitney Smith (ISBN 0-688-01141-1), p. 125.