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South African National Anthem (multilingual; since 1997) lyrics

English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Xhosa, Zulu
English, Afrikaans, Sesotho, Xhosa, Zulu

South African National Anthem (multilingual; since 1997)

( isiXhosa / Xhosa: )
Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo,
( isiZulu / Zulu: )
Yizwa imithandazo yethu,
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.
( Sesotho / Sotho: )
Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,
O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho,
O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso,
Setjhaba sa, South Afrika — South Afrika.
( Afrikaans: )
Uit die blou van onse hemel,
Uit die diepte van ons see,
Oor ons ewige gebergtes,
Waar die kranse antwoord gee,
( English: )
Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom
In South Africa our land.
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Submitted by francisco.translatefrancisco.translate on Thu, 06/02/2014 - 13:54
Last edited by hariboneagle927hariboneagle927 on Sat, 02/02/2019 - 15:02
Submitter's comments:

«Since 1997, the South African national anthem has been a hybrid song combining new English lyrics with extracts of the hymn Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa) and Die Stem van Suid-Afrika (The Call of South Africa).»


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