|Bileez mek ih koat a aamz (er nashanal konchri stamp) ofishal wen ih mi geh indipendans, ahn di prezent koat a aamz oanli lee bit difrant fahn how ih mi deh wen Bileez da-mi British kalani (di Yoonyan Jak geh tek aaf, ahn wahn brong Kriol riplays wan a di blak Afrikan). Di rong boada a di koat mek bai fifti leef. Eensaid a di sirkl da wahn mahagni chree, ahn fronta it da wahn 3-pees protekshan aama weh ton opsaid dong. Eensaid a dis aama da di toolz a wahn udkota eena di tap sekshan dehn ahn wahn ship eena di batam paat. Dehnya stan fi di impoatans a mahagni eena di 18t ahn 19t senchri Bileezyan ikonomi. Too difrant kala man, brong ahn blak, sopoat di aama. Di wan pahn di lef di hoal wahn eks, ahn di wan pahn di rait di hoal wahn padl. Agen, di impoatans a di mahagni ahn how dehnya mi impoatant tu boat bildin da weh ih stan fa. Da batam da di nashanal moto: SUB UMBRA FLOREO ("Anda di shayd Ah bloom/praspa"). Di flag a Bileez ga di koat a aamz da ih senta.
|The coat of arms (or national seal of Belize) was adopted upon independence, and the current coat of arms is only slightly different from that used when Belize was a British colony (the Union Jack has been removed, and a brown Creole has replaced one of the supporting black Africans).The circular border of the coat is formed by fifty leaves. Within the circle is a mahogany tree, in front of which is a shield tierced per pall inverted. Within the shield are the tools of a woodcutter in the upper sections and a ship in the lower one. These are symbolic of the importance of mahogany in the 18th- and 19th-century Belizean economy.The shield is supported by two men of different shades: brown and black. The one on the left is holding an axe, while the one on the right is holding an oar. Again the importance of the mahogany and its importance to boat building are represented. At the bottom is the national motto: SUB UMBRA FLOREO ("Under the shade I flourish").The flag of Belize features the coat of arms in its centre.