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This page lists state and national mottos for the world's independent states. The mottos for some states lacking general international recognition and some extinct states are listed, but their names are not bolded.

A state motto is used to describe the intent or motivation of the state in a short phrase. For example, it can be included on a country's coat of arms, coins or banknotes. Some countries choose not to have a national motto.




Flag of Brazil

The national motto of Brazil, Ordem e progresso (Order and progress), is inscribed on the flag.







Flag of Iraq

The flag of Iraq displays the national motto, Allahu Akbar (God is Great).



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Escudo armas Panama

The coat of arms of Panama displays the national motto, Pro mundi beneficio (Latin for For the benefit of the world).




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United States one dollar bill, reverse

The national motto of the United States is In God we trust, as shown on the reverse of the United States one-dollar bill.




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  4. As shown on the back of coins; see for instance this photo of a 1992 25 centavos coin.
  5. As shown on the 1908 coat of arms of Australia
  6. As shown on the coat of arms.
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  12. As shown on the coins; see for example Template:Cite webTemplate:Es
  13. As shown on the Coat of arms of Botswana.
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  24. As shown on the Coat of arms of Chile.
  25. As shown on the coat of arms of Colombia.
  26. As shown on the Coat of arms of Comoros.
  27. As shown on the seal of the Confederate States of America.
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  31. As shown on the obverse of the coins; see Template:Cite web
  32. As shown on the Flag of the president of the Czech Republic
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  36. As shown on the coat of arms.
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  44. As shown on the coat of arms of Georgia
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  54. Article 36A of the Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia
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  56. Article 18 of the constitution states that "The Official Flag of Iran is composed of green, white, and red colors, with the special emblem of the Islamic Republic, together with the State Motto."
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  58. As shown on the flag of Iraq.
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  60. As shown on the coat of arms of Kenya
  61. As shown on the coat of arms of Kiribati
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  67. As shown on the Malawi coat of arms
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  75. As shown on the Coat of arms of Nauru
  76. As shown on the coat of arms of Nepal.
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  79. As shown on the Córdoba (bank notes and coins); see for example Banco Central de Nicaragua
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  83. As shown on the Coat of arms of Panama
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  87. As shown on the coat of arms of the SADR
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  92. As shown on the Coat of arms of San Marino
  93. As shown on the flag of Saudi Arabia.
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  95. As shown on the Coat of arms of Seychelles
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  97. As shown on the Coat of arms of Singapore
  98. As shown on the Coat of arms of Solomon Islands
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  101. As shown on the Coat of arms of Sudan
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  106. As shown on the coat of arms of Tonga
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  111. As shown on the coat of arms of Tuvalu
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  116. As shown on the coat of arms of Zambia
  117. As shown on the coat of arms of Zimbabwe
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