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English: Coat of Arms of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
The palm tree at the top of the coat of arms was taken from Tobago’s coat of arms before it was joined in political union with Trinidad. The wreath represents the crown of the monarchy of the United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago’s colonizers at the time of independence. The shield has the same colours (black, red, and white) as the nation’s flag and carry the same meaning. The gold ships represent the Santa María, La Niña, and La Pinta: the three ships Christopher Columbus used on his journey to the “New World”. The two birds on the shield are hummingbirds. Trinidad is sometimes referred to as the “Land of the Hummingbird” because more than sixteen different species of hummingbird have been recorded on the island. “Land of the Hummingbird” is also believed to have been the Native Amerindian name for Trinidad. The two larger birds are the Scarlet Ibis (left) and the Cocrico (right), the national birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Below the Scarlet Ibis are three hills, representing the Trinity Hills in southern Trinidad, which, it is believed, convinced Columbus to name the island after the Holy Trinity. The island rising out of the waters beneath the Cocrico represents Tobago. Below these birds is the nation’s motto, "Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve." Adopted in 1962.
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current05:53, 17 February 2014Thumbnail for version as of 05:53, 17 February 2014770 × 713 (915 KB)Fry1989shield red to match national flag
21:52, 27 February 2012Thumbnail for version as of 21:52, 27 February 2012770 × 713 (915 KB)Sodacanerror
21:45, 27 February 2012Thumbnail for version as of 21:45, 27 February 2012770 × 713 (911 KB)Sodacancompartment colour
21:29, 27 February 2012Thumbnail for version as of 21:29, 27 February 2012770 × 713 (908 KB)Sodacancompartment fix
21:50, 24 February 2012Thumbnail for version as of 21:50, 24 February 2012770 × 713 (908 KB)Fry1989just removing one chevron that shouldn't be there, so happy to have this in SVG, whooooo!!!
16:10, 24 February 2012Thumbnail for version as of 16:10, 24 February 2012770 × 713 (908 KB)Sodacan

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