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South African National Anthem (multilingual; since 1997) (English translation)

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.
Submitted by francisco.translatefrancisco.translate on 2014-02-06
Last edited by hariboneagle927hariboneagle927 on 2019-02-02
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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National Anthem of South Africa

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God bless Africa
May her spirit be lifted up,
Hear our prayers,
Lord, bless us, we, her children.
Lord, protect our nation
Banish all wars and hardships
Protect us, protect it, this nation of ours
The nation of South Africa — South Africa!
From the blue of our heavens
From the depths of our sea
Over our eternal mountains
Where the cliffs give answer;
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 AussieMinecrafterAussieMinecrafter on 2022-10-02
Author's comments:

Alternative translation, different from the common, official one.

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