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National Mottos

Those of you using Latin Alive Book 1 are learning the many state mottos in our nation written in Latin.  Did you know that there are more than thirty nations around the world that also have Latin mottos?  Some are from places you may not expect like Bermuda or Suriname.  These national mottos will be featured as the chapter maxims for Latin Alive Book 2.  Take a peek at the list below.  If you find one not on my list, please add it via the comment section.  I’d like to include as many as I can!

National Latin Mottos (past and present)

  1. Andorra: Virtus unita fortior (Strength united is stronger)
  2. Austria: Austriae est imperare orbi universo (It is for Austria to rule the world)
  3. Australia: Orta recens quam pura nites!  (Recently risen how bright you shine!)
  4. Austria-Hungary: Indivisibiliter ac Inseparabiliter (Indivisibly and inseparably)
  5. Bahama Islands: Commercia expulsis piratis restituta (Commerce restored with the pirates expelled)
  6. Belize: Sub umbra floreo (Under the shade I flourish)
  7. Bermuda: Quo fata ferunt (Whither the fates carry us)
  8. Canada: A mari usque ad mare (From sea all they way to sea)
  9. Denmark: Dominus mihi adiutor.  (The Lord is my helper)
  10. Hungary: formerly Regnum Mariae Patrona Hungariae (Kingdom of Mary, the Patron of Hungary)
  11. Kingdom of Italy: Foedere et Religione Tenemur (We are held together by pact and by religion)
  12. Mauritius: Stella clavisque Maris Indici (Star and key of the Indian Ocean)
  13. Monaco: Deo juvante (With God’s help)
  14. Netherlands Antilles: Libertate unanimus (Unified by freedom)
  15. Newfoundland: Terra nova, haec tibi dona fero. (New Land, these gifts I bring to thee)
  16. Panama: Pro mundi beneficio (For the benefit of the world)
  17. Kingdom of Portugal: vis unita maior nunc et semper (Unity is the biggest strength, now and forever)
  18. Prussia: Suum cuique (To each his own?
  19. Puerto Rico: Joannes Est Nomen Eius (John is his name)
  20. Prince Edward’s Island: Parva sub ingenti (small things under great)
  21. Rhodesia: Nomine digna (May she be worthy of the name)
  22. Romania: formerly Nihil Sine Deo (Nothing without God)
  23. Sain Vincent and the Grenadines: Pax et justitia (Peace and justice)
  24. San Marino: Libertas (Liberty”)
  25. Saxony: Providentiae memor.  (Keep Providence in Mind)
  26. Scotland: Nemo me impune lacessit (No one strikes me with impunity.)
  27. Seychelles: Finis coronat opus (The end crowns the work)
  28. South Africa: Ex Unitate Vires (From unity, strength)
  29. Spain:Plus ultra (Further beyond)
  30. Suriname: Justitia, pietas, fides (Justice, piety, loyalty)
  31. Switzerland: Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno (One for all, all for one, traditional, but not official)
  32. Trinidad: Miscerique probat populos et foedera iungi. (He approved of the mingling of peoples and their being joined together by treaties)
  33. United States: E pluribus unum (Out of many, one)
  34. Windward Islands: I Pede fausto.  (Go with a lucky foot)

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