The Coat of arms of Vanuatu features a Melanesian warrior holding the spear standing before the mountain superimposed on the boar's tusk encircling two crossed namele fern fronds and the golden scroll on the bottom with the National Motto that reads: LONG GOD YUMI STANAP (In Bislama for, "IN GOD WE STAND"). The Bislama "long" is a preposition derived from the word "along" and has several flexible meanings, "in, on, at," and "with." When used referring to another with personhood, it is generally understood to mean "with (said person)." The original version was designed by Australian artist Rick Frazer in 1980.[1]

Historical Coats of Arms and emblems


  1. ^ Ligo, Godwin (August 10, 2017). "Frazer's contribution to Vanuatu's independence". Vanuatu Daily Post. Retrieved July 22, 2017.