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Civic heraldry of Namibia


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)


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

We have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms. If you have any information on these arms mail us !

Literature : Brownell part V

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