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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Burundi.
Who wrote the Burundian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Burundi officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Burundi is "Burundi Bwacu" which means in English "Our Beloved Burundi".
Burundi's anthem lyrics were written by Jean-Baptiste NTAHOKAJA and the music was written by Marc BARENGAYABO.
Adopted 1962.
 
 
Listen to Burundi national anthem on Youtube
 
Burundian anthem lyrics (English translation)
Our Burundi, gentle country,
Take your place in the concert of nations,
Acceding to independence with honourable intentions.
Wounded and bruised, you have remained master of yourself.
 
When the hour came, you arose,
Lifting yourself proudly into the ranks of free peoples.
Receive, then, the congratulations of the nations
And the homage of your sons and daughters.
May your name ring out through the universe.
 
Our Burundi, sacred heritage from our forefathers,
Recognized as worthy of self-government,
With your courage you also have a sense of honour.
Sing the glory of liberty conquered again.
 
Our Burundi, worthy of our tenderest love,
We vow to your noble service our hands and hearts and lives.
May God, who gave you to us, keep you for us to venerate,
Under the shield of unity,
In peace, joy and prosperity.
 
You can find more information about Burundian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Burundian national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Burundi
Burundian national symbol: lion.

Burundi flag

Conventional short form country name: Burundi.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Burundi.
Local short form country name: Burundi.
Local long form country name: Republique du Burundi/Republika y'u Burundi.
Former name of Burundi: Urundi.
 
Burundi Government Type: republic.
 
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
 
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