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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tanzania's national anthem



We have been learning Tanzania's National Anthem at school. I think it is really beautiful.

Tanzania was the first African nation to use the popular African song "God Bless Africa" as its anthem, in 1961 when it was Tanganyika, and was retained after union with Zanzibar in 1964. It is now also used by South Africa (as part of the current anthem) and Zambia (with different words), and formerly used by Zimbabwe, Ciskei, and Transkei.
National Anthems
 
 
Kiswahili Lyrics

Mungu ibariki Afrika

1.

Mungu ibariki Africa
Wabariki Viongozi wake
Hekima Umoja na Amani
Hizi ni ngao zetu
Afrika na watu wake.

Chorus:

Ibariki Afrika
Ibariki Afrika
Tubariki watoto wa Afrika.

2.

Mungu ibariki Tanzania
Dumisha uhuru na Umoja
Wake kwa Waume na Watoto
Mungu Ibariki,
Tanzania na watu wake.

Chorus:

Ibariki Tanzania
Ibariki Tanzania
Tubariki watoto wa Tanzania.


English Translation

God Bless Africa


1.

God Bless Africa.
Bless its leaders.
Let Wisdom Unity and
Peace be the shield of
Africa and its people.

Chorus :

Bless Africa,
Bless Africa,
Bless the children of Africa.

2.

God Bless Tanzania.
Grant eternal Freedom and Unity
To its sons and daughters.
God Bless Tanzania and its People.

Chorus :

Bless Tanzania,
Bless Tanzania,
Bless the children of Tanzania.

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