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Adygeya - Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Adygea was adopted on 24 May, 1994.

Symbology Edit

The image of the rider is a Adyghe man, dressed in the traditional chokha (robe) and kabalakhi (hood). He holds aloft a torch upon a rearing horse, 'lighting the way for the Adyghe'[1], while a khanjali is sheathed at his side. The mountains from which he rides represent the North Caucasus, and the twelve stars represent the twelve tribes of the Adyghe.

References Edit

  1. On the Symbol of Adygea, Adyghe State University