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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Cook Islands.
Who wrote the Cook Islander national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Cook Islands 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 Cook Islands is "Te Atua Mou E" which means in English "To God Almighty".
Cook Islands's anthem lyrics were written by Tepaeru Te RITO and the music was written by Thomas DAVIS.
Adopted 1982; As Prime Minister, Sir Thomas DAVIS Composed The Anthem; His Wife, A Tribal Chief, Wrote The Lyrics.
 
National anthem of Cook Islands free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Cook Islands's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Cook Islands national anthem on Youtube
 
Cook Islander anthem lyrics (English translation)
Version 1
To God Almighty
Ruler of the isles of the sea
Hearken our call
Protect us
Crown us with liberty
May peace and love reign supreme
throughout the land.
 
Version 2
God of truth,
you are the ruler
of our country.
Please listen
to our voices
as we call to you,
protect and guide us
and give us your crown of truth
so we can be successful
and so that love and peace will rule forever
over our beloved country.
 
You can find more information about Cook Islander anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Cook Islander national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Cook Islands

Cook Islands flag

Conventional short form country name: Cook Islands.
Conventional long form country name: none.
Former name of Cook Islands: Harvey Islands.
 
Cook Islands Government Type: self-governing parliamentary democracy.
 
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
 
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