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The Lion King (2019): 'Circle of Life/Nants ingonyama'

Created by Alma Barroca on 06 Oct 2019 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 25 Sep 2022
The Lion King (2019): 'Circle of Life/Nants ingonyama'

Here you'll find all the lyrics to the 2019 version of the song 'Circle of Life/Nants ingonyama', along with singer information and trivia when needed.

All versions feature Lebo M singing the Zulu lines.

Also present, special versions of the song which were included as bonus tracks in the soundtrack albums.

👩 🎤: Graça Cunha
Language: Portuguese (Brazilian)

Trivia: Graça also dubbed Sarabi in BR-Portuguese in the 2019 remake.

Song languages:  Portuguese, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Débora Gonçalves
Language: Portuguese (European)

Song languages:  Portuguese, Zulu

👩 🎤: Lindiwe Mkhize
Language: English

Trivia: Lindiwe has been performing as Rafiki in productions of the musical based on the movie since 2005. She was originally part of the ensemble in the original Dutch company, then moved to London (leaving in 2013 and coming back in 2014, finally leaving in 2018), the North American tour (for a brief time in 2013) and Madrid (joining in July 2019).

Song languages:  English, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Hồ Hoàng Ngọc
Language: Vietnamese

Trivia: A new dub. The original movie was not dubbed in Vietnamese.

Song languages:  Vietnamese, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Sarah Devos
Language: Flemish

Trivia: This song was released in the Vlaamse soundtrack, but has the same lyrics as the standard Dutch version.

Song languages:  Dutch dialects, Zulu

Translations:  French

👩 🎤: Gladys Mwachiti
Language: German

Song languages:  German, Zulu

👩 🎤: María Ayo
Language: Spanish (European)

Trivia: María Ayo was originally a Shenzi and Rafiki understudy in the Madrid production of the musical based on the movie. She was later promoved to Shenzi full time when Damaris Martinez left. She left the show in 2019 and was replaced by Yelena Lafargue.

Song languages:  Spanish, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Grizz Peña
Language: Spanish (Latin American)

Song languages:  Spanish, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Anna Hanski
Language: Finnish

Song languages:  Finnish, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Laila Adéle
Language: Swedish

Song languages:  Swedish, Zulu

Translations:  English, Italian

👩 🎤: Marie Carmen Koppel
Language: Danish

Song languages:  Danish, Zulu

👩 🎤: Cheryl Porter
Language: Italian

Song languages:  Italian, Zulu

Translations:  English, French

👩 🎤: Monika Urlik
Language: Polish

Trivia: These are also the lyrics of the 2002 version of the song. There were two Polish dubs of the movie (1994/2002).

Song languages:  Polish, Zulu

Translations:  French

👩 🎤: China Moses
Language: French

Song languages:  French, Zulu

Translations:  English, Italian

👩 🎤: Reidun Sæther
Language: Norwegian

Song language:  Norwegian

Translations:  English, Italian

👩 🎤: Marzhan Arapbayeva
Language: Kazakh

Trivia: A new dub. The original movie was not dubbed in Kazakh.

Song language:  Kazakh

Translations:  English, Transliteration

👩 🎤: Daria Antonyuk
Language: Russia.

Trivia: Version with new lyrics. Also, Daria Antonyuk is a winner of The Voice Russia.

Song languages:  Russian, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Shakthisree Gopalan
Language: Tamil

Trivia: A new dub. The original movie was not dubbed in Tamil. Also, Shakthisree is the only vocalist two sing two different versions of the song, as she also performed the Telugu version.

Song languages:  Tamil, Zulu

Translations:  English, Transliteration

👩 🎤: Wipaporn Sakunthianthong
Language: Thai

Trivia: Version with new lyrics.

Song language:  Thai

Translations:  English, Transliteration

👩 🎤: Shuang Ding
Language: Mandarin

Trivia: Version with new lyrics.

Song languages:  Chinese, Zulu

Translations:  English, Transliteration

👩 🎤: Li Zhiyi
Language: Mandarin (Taiwanese)

Song languages:  Chinese, Zulu

Translations:  English, Transliteration

👩 🎤: Seung-Eun Do
Language: Korean

Song language:  Korean

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Marcela Březinová
Language: Czech

Song languages:  Czech, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Miwa Sugai
Language: Japanese

Song languages:  Japanese, Zulu

Translations:  Transliteration

👩 🎤: Nina Mazani
Language: Greek

Trivia: These lyrics are almost the same as those of the original 1994 version, however, there are two different lines in both repetitions of the chorus.

Song languages:  Greek, Zulu

Translations:  French

👩 🎤: Lam Gaa-Wat
Language: Cantonese

Trivia: Version with new lyrics.

Song languages:  Chinese (Cantonese), Zulu

Translations:  Transliteration

👩 🎤: Peller Anna
Language: Hungarian

Song languages:  Hungarian, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Tanja Banjanin
Language: Serbian

Song languages:  Serbian, Zulu

👩 🎤: Vanna
Language: Croatian

Song languages:  Croatian, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Unknown - As of Nov 06 2019
Language: Turkish

Song languages:  Turkish, Zulu

Translations:  Azerbaijani

👩 🎤: Hila Maaravi
Language: Hebrew

Song languages:  Hebrew, Zulu

Translations:  English, Transliteration

👩 🎤: Andrea Zimányiová
Language: Slovak

Trivia: Most of these lyrics match those of the original 1994 Slovak dub, but there are changes in the chorus.

Song languages:  Slovak, Zulu

👩 🎤: Sunayana Sarkar
Language: Hindi

Trivia: Version with new lyrics.

Song language:  Hindi

Translations:  English, Transliteration

👩 🎤: Unknown - As of Jan 21 2020
Language: Estonian

Song languages:  Estonian, Zulu

👩 🎤: Unknown - As of Mar 08 2020
Language: Latvian

Trivia: A new dub. The original movie was not dubbed in Latvian.

Song languages:  Latvian, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Julie Mayaya
Language: Romanian

Trivia: These lyrics are at least 95% equal to those of the original 1994 song, with very small differences.

Song languages:  Romanian, Zulu

👩 🎤: Unknown - As of Mar 12 2020
Language: Lithuanian

Trivia: A new dub. The original movie was not dubbed in Lithuanian.

Song languages:  Lithuanian, Zulu

👩 🎤: Ivelina Balcheva
Language: Bulgarian

Song languages:  Bulgarian, Zulu

👩 🎤: Tety Najib
Language: Indonesian

Trivia: Version with new lyrics. Worth mentioning that Tety Najib is a known Indonesian voice actor, having worked for several Disney movies.

Song language:  Indonesian

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Shakthisree Gopalan
Language: Telugu

Trivia: Shakthisree is the only vocalist two sing two different versions of the song, as she also performed the Tamil version.

Song languages:  Telugu, Zulu

👩 🎤: Olha Neka
Language: Ukrainian

Trivia: Olha Neka was also one of the dubbers of the original 2011 Ukrainian dub, but she was not a singer/soloist or one of the main characters.

Song languages:  Ukrainian, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Unknown - As of Jan 15 2021
Language: Slovenian

Song languages:  Slovenian, Zulu

👩 🎤: Unknown - As of Mar 05 2022
Language: Georgian

Trivia: A new dub. The original movie was not dubbed in Georgian.

Song languages:  Georgian, Zulu

Translations:  English

👩 🎤: Gihan El-Naser
Language: Egyptian Arabic

Trivia: Gihan also sang 'Circle of Life' in the original Arabic dub. This version has different lyrics.

Song language:  Arabic (other varieties)

Translations:  English, Transliteration

👩 🎤: RIRI
Language: Japanese

Trivia: This is track #20 in the Japanese CD. It's a bonus track.

Song languages:  English, Japanese

👩 🎤: Sofia Carson
Language: Spanish (Latin American)

Trivia: This is track #20 in the Latin American Spanish CD. It's a bonus track.

Song languages:  Spanish, Zulu

Translations:  Persian

Comments
Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:22

I haven't found the 2019 Greek version yet - don't know if the movie has already been released in Greece (and, if it has been, if there was a soundtrack). It's weird that some versions haven't been released yet, like Greek, Hungarian, Arabic, etc.

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:29

:o

Thank you for letting me know! I really like the Greek soloists! I owe them my interest in learning at least basic Greek Wink smile

The lyrics seem to be different, though... I'll ask a transcription...

Ivan U7nIvan U7n    Mon, 14/10/2019 - 08:23

Trivia: Russian Daria Antonyuk is the winner of The Voice (Russian one, of course), although I don't remember of which season.

Lina elhabashyLina elhabashy    Sun, 25/09/2022 - 15:08

Lam Gaa-Wat / 林家蔚 Was the Cantonese Soloist