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African Symbols

A symbol is an idea, abstraction or concept, that has acquired significance as a representation of something else. Symbols are sometimes completely unrelated to the idea they represent.

coat of arms

Coat of arms

South Africa

african mask

Traditional Mask




Southern Africa

These are but a few of Africa's recognized symbols. To find symbols for individual countries choose the country of choice from the map at the left.

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This page was last updated on September 19, 2016.