East Caprivi

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Civic heraldry of Namibia


Arms (crest) of East Caprivi

Official blazon


The arms were officially adopted in 1975 and were abolished on the independence of Namibia in 1990.

The fish eagle represents the homeland government which keeps a watchful eye on the inhabitants. The wreath is a local symbol of wisdom and experience. The first quarter shows a lumber saw as a symbol for the timber industry. The mealie cob represents farming, the bull, cattle farming. The Tiger fish in the fourth quarter is an important food source. The indigenous elephants represent the courage of the Caprivi people.

Literature : Brownell part V

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