Coat of arms of djibouti

National Emblem of Djibouti
Armiger Republic of Djibouti
Adopted 1977
Crest in place of a crest, a Mullet of five points Gules
Escutcheon On a Djibouti shield Tenne, a roundel Rose
Supporters Two hands, each holding a Djibouti dagger, all proper

The national emblem of Djibouti was introduced after attaining independence from France on 27 June 1977. It is bordered on the sides with laurel branches. Within this perimeter there is a vertical spear, in front of which is a shield. Underneath the shield, two hands rise away from the spear, both of which carry a large machete. These two hands symbolize the main two ethnic groups of the nation: the Afar and the Somali. The spear is topped by a red star. The star symbolizes the unity between the Somali and the Afar peoples. A Djibouti law established the seal and states its significance, and has been translated into English.[1]

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