Tswanaland

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TSWANALAND

Arms of Tswanaland

Official blazon

Arms: Per fess Gules and Vert, a tree eradicated Or; behind the shield an assegai and a Tswana battle-axe in saltire, both proper
Crest: On a head-ring per fess Gules and Vert, charged with lozenges conjoined Or, a leopard's face on a rocky mount, proper.
Supporters: Dexter a gemsbok and sinister a kudu, both proper.
Motto: POPA POPA E A POPELA (He who builds, builds for himself)

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on 1 September 1988 and were abolished on the independence of Namibia in 1990.

I have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms. Any information is welcome !


Literature : Brownell part V


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