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Crest of The Minahasa

Crest of The Minahasa



Shield :

Symbolizes the ability to face any challenge

Motto :

I Yayat U Santi (Firm and Tough). Taken from the language of the ancient Minahasa people (Tou Minahasa). Usually the shout I Yayat U Santi, is shouted by dancers of the Cakalele (War Dance), it means 'Lift the sword!'. I Yayat= lift, point,. Santi= sword, sabre, axe.
Today it means the commitment to work hard to further development.

Owl :

Loved by many because:
  it foretells the future;
  it symbolizes deep feeling

Feathers :


 
The seventeen feathers symbolize the independence day of the Republic of Indonesia, August 17;
 
 
The five tail feathers symbolize "Pancasila" (the national: "Five Principles").

Coconut tree :

The principal commodity since ancient times

Source: Government of Minahasa Regency

 


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