Coat o airms o the Central African Republic
The Coat o Airms o the Central African Republic consists o a shield in the center, wi twa banners on its edges, an wi a sun risin ower the shield. Belaw an abuin the shield are banners, an there is a medal locatit ablow the shield as well.
ZO KWE ZO, the motto in Sango, means "A man is a man" or "Aw fowk are fowk".
The elephant an the baobab tree represent nature an the backbone o the kintra. The gowd starn on a map o Africae seembolizes the position o the Central African Republic. The haund (bottom richt quarter) wis the seembol o the dominant MESAN pairty in 1963 when the airms wur adoptit. The bottom left quarter haulds 3 diamonds, which seembolize the mineral resources o the kintra.
The medal unner the shield is the honorific decoration o the Order o Central African Merit.
An earlier version o the coat o airms haed the wirds "1er DECEMBRE 1958" written athin the sun.
See an aa
- Guide to the Flags of the World by Mauro Talocci, revised and updated by Whitney Smith (ISBN 0-688-01141-1), p. 145.