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What is the origin of the word Zonta?

Zonta takes its name from the Sioux Indian word meaning "honest and trustworthy". It was adopted to symbolize the combined qualities of honesty and trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and world understanding.

Zonta logo The Meaning of Zonta's Emblem
Zonta logo Indian symbol for ray of light or sunshine or a flash of radiance, or "inspiration".
Zonta logo Indian symbol for the phrase, "To stand together" or " To band together for a purpose."
Zonta logo Indian symbol for "to carry together."
Zonta logo Indian symbol representing shelter. Zonta's many service projects are a "shelter" for someone.
Zonta logo General symbol signifying the qualities of honesty and trustworthiness.

"ZONTA" is a Sioux Indian word meaning "honest" or "trustworthy".