What is your National Anthem?

India - Indians
@raj0019 (2629)
Argentina
January 9, 2007 7:17am CST
Mine is here Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka jaya hey, Bharata bhagyavidhata. Punjaba, Sindhu, Gujarata, Maratha, Dravida, Utkala, Banga, Vindhya, Himachala, Yamuna, Ganga, Uchchala jaladhi taranga Tava shubha naamey jaagey, Tava shubha aashis maagey, Gahe tava jayagatha. Jana gana mangaladhayak jaya hey Bharat bhagyavidhata. Jaya hey, Jaya hey, Jaya hey, Jaya jaya jaya jaya hey! English translation for my friends here Though art the ruler of the minds of all people, dispenser of India's destiny. The name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat and Maratha, of the Dravida and Orissa (Utkala) and Bengal It echoes in the hills of the Vindyas and Himalayas, mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea. They pray for the blessings and sing they praise. The saving of all people waits in their hand, though dispenser of India's destiny. Victory, victory, victory to thee.
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@nyka08 (411)
• Philippines
10 Jan 07
I'm from the Philippines. So our national anthem is "Lupang Hinirang". It's kinda hard to sing it since it has a very high pitch. But i assure you that you guys will love it once you hear it. Although you can't really understand what it means, unless you can speak Tagalog, the melody is really good.
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@raj0019 (2629)
• Argentina
10 Jan 07
If not me, then my gf can surely understand it properly.
@Katpet (215)
• Kenya
10 Jan 07
Hi there. Am from Kenya. This the Kenya National Anthem Oh God of all creation Bless this our land and Nation Justice be our shield and defender may we dwell in unity, peace and liberty, Plenty be found within our borders. Let one and all arise With hearts both strong and true Service be our earnest endeavour And our homeland of Kenya, heritage of splendour Firm may we stand to defend. Let one and all accord In common bond united Build this our Nation together And the glory of Kenya, the fruits of our labour, Fill every heart with thanksgiving.
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@raj0019 (2629)
• Argentina
10 Jan 07
You are the first person from Kenya i met here, thanks for responding this discussion. Good luck!
@fujin1985 (684)
• Philippines
10 Jan 07
the philippines' hymn: Bayang magiliw, perlas ng silanganan alab ng puso, sa dibdib mo'y buhay Lupang hinirang, duyan ka nang magiting sa manlulupig di ka pasisiil Sa dagat at bundok, sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw may dilag ang tula at awit sa paglayag minamahal Ang kislap ng watawat mo'y tagumpay na nagniningning ang bituin at araw niya kailan pa ma'y di magdidilim Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati't pagsinta Buhay ay langit sa piling mo Aming ligaya, na pag may mangaapi ang mamatay ng dahil sa yo.
@raj0019 (2629)
• Argentina
10 Jan 07
You are the first phillipine person here who wrote complete national anthem, thank you and glad to know you know it completely
@serene2 (279)
• New Zealand
10 Jan 07
I'm from New Zealand, heres the first verse there are GOD of nations at THY FEET In the bonds of love we meet Hear our voices, we entreat, God defend our free land. Guard Pacific's triple star From the shafts of strife and war, Make her praises heard afar, God defend New Zealand.
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@raj0019 (2629)
• Argentina
10 Jan 07
Very short, still sweet. Words are very clear and up to the point. Thanks!
• United States
9 Jan 07
U.S. National Anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" Composed by John Stafford Smith - lyrics Francis Scott Key Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thru the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, A home and a country should leave us no more! Their blood has washed out of of their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave' From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war's desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust." And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
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@raj0019 (2629)
• Argentina
10 Jan 07
Wow! that is pretty long! I wonder how can you memorize it completely and correctly! Anyways that is great to know you know it accurately, thanks for your nice effort :)
@kamalcpc (705)
• India
10 Jan 07
National anthem, indian - National anthem
I am also an indian yar Mine is here Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka jaya hey, Bharata bhagyavidhata. Punjaba, Sindhu, Gujarata, Maratha, Dravida, Utkala, Banga, Vindhya, Himachala, Yamuna, Ganga, Uchchala jaladhi taranga Tava shubha naamey jaagey, Tava shubha aashis maagey, Gahe tava jayagatha. Jana gana mangaladhayak jaya hey Bharat bhagyavidhata. Jaya hey, Jaya hey, Jaya hey, Jaya jaya jaya jaya hey!
@aureliaz (1179)
• Singapore
10 Jan 07
This is the national anthem of Singapore. It's in our national language which is Malay (Bahasa Melayu) MAJULAH SINGAPURA Mari kita rakyat Singapura Sama-sama menuju bahagia Cita-cita kita yang mulia Berjaya Singapura Marilah kita bersatu Dengan semangat yang baru Semua kita berseru Majulah Singapura Majulah Singapura English Translation ONWARD SINGAPORE Come, fellow Singaporeans Let us progress towards happiness together May our noble aspiration bring Singapore success Come, let us unite In a new spirit Let our voices soar as one Onward Singapore Onward Singapore
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• Philippines
10 Jan 07
Pambansang Awit ng Philipinas Bayang Magiliw, Perlas ng Silanganan Alab ng Puso sa dibdib mo'y buhay Lupang Hinirang, Duyan ka ng magiting, Sa manlulupig di ka pasisiil. Sa dagat at bundok, Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw, May dilag ang tula At awit sa paglayang minamahal. Ang kislap ng watawat mo'y Tagumpay na nagniningning; Ang bituin at araw niya Kailan pa ma'y di magdidilim. Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati't pagsinta, Buhay ay langit sa piling mo; Aming ligaya na pag may mang-aapi Ang mamatay nang dahil sa iyo.
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
10 Jan 07
I'm Malaysian, here is mine : Negaraku tanah tumpahnya darahku, Rakyat hidup bersatu dan maju, Rahmat bahgia, Tuhan kurniyakan, Raja kita selamat bertakhta, Rahmat bahgia, Tuhan kurniyakan, Raja kita selamat bertakhta.In English: My nation, a place where I born I educated, Multi races united to one, march to the very good future, Goh bless our citizen and people live prosperity, Blessing our Agong(The King)to live long life...
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• Philippines
10 Jan 07
Im from Philippines, and out national anthem has two versions. English version and the tagalog one, which is our language. Check this out.. "Lupang HInirang" tagalog version.. Bayang magiliw Perlas ng silanganan Alab ng puso sa dibdib mo'y buhay Lupang Hinirang, duyan ka ng magiting Sa manlulupig, di ka pasisiil Sa dagat at bundok na simoy At sa langit mong bughaw May dilag ng watawat mo'y Tagumpay na nagnininging Ang bituin at araw niyan Kailan pa ma'y di magdidilim Lupa ng araw ng luwalhati't pagsinta Buhay ay langit sa piling mo Aming ligaya nang pag may mang-aapi Ang mamatay ng dahil sa iyo " Land of the Morning" English version. Land of the morning, Child of the sun returning, With fervor burning, Thee do our souls adore. Land dear and holy, Cradle of noble heroes, Ne'er shall invaders Trample thy sacred shore. Ever within thy skies and through thy clouds And o'er thy hills and sea, Do we behold the radiance, feel and throb, Of glorious liberty. Thy banner, dear to all our hearts, Its sun and stars alight, O never shall its shining field Be dimmed by tyrant's might! Beautiful land of love, O land of light, In thine embrace 'tis rapture to lie, But it is glory ever, when thou art wronged, For us, thy sons to suffer and die.
@nettmu (396)
• Philippines
10 Jan 07
here is mine. Bayang magiliw, perlas ng silanganan alab ng puso, sa dibdib mo'y buhay Lupang hinirang, duyan ka nang magiting sa manlulupig di ka pasisiil Sa dagat at bundok, sa simoy, at sa langit mong bughaw may dilag ang tula at awit sa paglayag minamahal Ang kislap ng watawat mo'y tagumpay na nagniningning ang bituin at araw niya kailan pa ma'y di magdidilim Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati't pagsinta Buhay ay langit sa piling mo Aming ligaya, na pag may mangaapi ang mamatay ng dahil sa yo.
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@shuz697 (1047)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I am from Australia.. Australians all let us rejoice, For we are young and free; We've golden soil and wealth for toil, Our home is girt by sea. Our land abounds in Nature's gifts Of beauty rich and rare; In history's page, let every stage Advance Australia fair. In joyful strains then let us sing, "Advance Australia Fair."
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• Philippines
10 Jan 07
Hi, I'm from the Philippines. Our National Anthem is "Lupang Hinirang" or in English "Chosen Land" Bayang Magiliw, Perlas ng Silanganan, Alab ng Puso, Sa dibdib mo,y buhay, Lupang Hinirang, duyan ka ng magiting, Sa Manlulupig, di ka pasisiil, Sa dagat at bundok, sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw, may dilag ang tula, at awit sa paglayang minamahal, Ang kislap ng watawat moy tagumpay na nagniningning, Ang bituin at araw niya kailan pa may di magdidilim, Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati't pagsinta, Buhay ay langit sa piling mo, Aming ligaya na pag may mang-aapi, Ang mamatay ng dahil sa 'yo.
• Portugal
10 Jan 07
portugal - portugal flag
Mine is "A Portuguesa"from portugal Heróis do mar, nobre povo, Nação valente, imortal, Levantai hoje de novo O esplendor de Portugal! Entre as brumas da memória, Ó Pátria sente-se a voz Dos teus egrégios avós, Que há-de guiar-te à vitória! Às armas, às armas! Sobre a terra, sobre o mar, Às armas, às armas! Pela Pátria lutar Contra os canhões marchar, marchar! but the original song is:Heróis do mar, nobre povo, Nação valente, imortal, Levantai hoje de novo O esplendor de Portugal! Entre as brumas da memória, Ó Pátria sente-se a voz Dos teus egrégios avós, Que há-de guiar-te à vitória! Às armas, às armas! Sobre a terra, sobre o mar, Às armas, às armas! Pela Pátria lutar Contra os canhões marchar, marchar! Desfralda a invicta Bandeira, À luz viva do teu céu! Brade a Europa à terra inteira: Portugal não pereceu Beija o solo teu jucundo O Oceano, a rugir d'amor, E teu braço vencedor Deu mundos novos ao Mundo!Às armas, às armas! Sobre a terra, sobre o mar, Às armas, às armas! Pela Pátria lutar Contra os canhões marchar, marchar! Saudai o Sol que desponta Sobre um ridente porvir;Seja o eco de uma afronta O sinal do ressurgir. Raios dessa aurora forte São como beijos de mãe, Que nos guardam, nos sustêm, Contra as injúrias da sorte.Às armas, às armas! Sobre a terra, sobre o mar, Às armas, às armas! Pela Pátria lutar Contra os canhões marchar, marchar!
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@serene2 (279)
• New Zealand
10 Jan 07
I'm from New Zealand Heres the first verse. There are 4 others though. God of Nations at Thy feet, In the bonds of love we meet, Hear our voices, we entreat, God defend our free land. Guard Pacific's triple star From the shafts of strife and war, Make her praises heard afar, God defend New Zealand.
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• Canada
9 Jan 07
O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
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@sj_chaudhry (1538)
• Canada
9 Jan 07
I am from Pakistan, so my national anthem is as follows: Pak sarzamin shad bad Kishware haseen shad bad Tu nishane azme-alishan arze-Pakistan Markaze yaqin shadbad. Pak sar zamin ka nizam quwat-e-akhuwat-e-awam Qaum, mulk, Sultanat Painda ta binda bad shad bad manzil-e-murad. Parchame sitara-o-hilal Rehbar-e-tarraqi-o-kamal Tarjuman-e-mazishan-e-hal jan-e-istaqbal Sayyai, Khuda-e-ZulJalal. (And here is english:) Blessed be the sacred Land Happy be the bounteous realm Symbol of high resolve Land of Pakistan Blessed be thou citadel of faith The order of this sacred land Is the might of the brotherhood of the People May the nation, the country, and the state Shine in glory everlasting Blessed be the goal of our ambition This Flag of the Crescent and Star Leads the way to progress and perfection Interpreter of our past, glory of our present Inspiration of our future Symbol of Almighty's protection.
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• Italy
9 Jan 07
ITALY Fratelli d'Italia L'Italia s'è desta, Dell'elmo di Scipio S'è cinta la testa. Dov'è la Vittoria? Le porga la chioma, Ché schiava di Roma Iddio la creò. Stringiamci a coorte Siam pronti alla morte L'Italia chiamò. Noi siamo da secoli Calpesti, derisi, Perché non siam popolo, Perché siam divisi. Raccolgaci un'unica Bandiera, una speme: Di fonderci insieme Già l'ora suonò. Stringiamci a coorte Siam pronti alla morte L'Italia chiamò. Uniamoci, amiamoci, l'Unione, e l'amore Rivelano ai Popoli Le vie del Signore; Giuriamo far libero Il suolo natìo: Uniti per Dio Chi vincer ci può? Stringiamci a coorte Siam pronti alla morte L'Italia chiamò. Dall'Alpi a Sicilia Dovunque è Legnano, Ogn'uom di Ferruccio Ha il core, ha la mano, I bimbi d'Italia Si chiaman Balilla, Il suon d'ogni squilla I Vespri suonò. Stringiamci a coorte Siam pronti alla morte L'Italia chiamò. Son giunchi che piegano Le spade vendute: Già l'Aquila d'Austria Le penne ha perdute. Il sangue d'Italia, Il sangue Polacco, Bevé, col cosacco, Ma il cor le bruciò. Stringiamci a coorte Siam pronti alla morte L'Italia chiamò
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• United States
9 Jan 07
American Flag - American Flag
The Star-Spangled Banner —Francis Scott Key, 1814 O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, A home and a country should leave us no more? Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation;Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!” And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
9 Jan 07
I live in Canada and our National anthem is Oh Canada! Oh Canada! Our home and Native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the true North strong and free! From far and wide, Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
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