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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Estonia.
Who wrote the Estonian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Estonia 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 Estonia is "Mu isamaa, mu onn ja room" which means in English "My Native Land, My Pride and Joy".
Estonia's anthem lyrics were written by Johann Voldemar JANNSEN and the music was written by Fredrik PACIUS.
Adopted 1920, Though Banned Between 1940 And 1990 Under Soviet Occupation; The Anthem, Used In Estonia Since 1869, Shares The Same Melody With That Of Finland But Has Different Lyrics.
 
National anthem of Estonia free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Estonia's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Estonia national anthem on Youtube
 
Estonian anthem lyrics (English translation)
Literal English Translation
My fatherland, my joy and happiness,
How beautiful you are!
I shall not find such ever
In this huge wide world
Which would be so dear to me
As you, my fatherland!
 
You have given me birth
And raised me up;
I shall thank you always
And remain faithful to you 'til death,
To me most beloved are you,
My precious fatherland!
 
May God watch over you,
My precious fatherland!
Let Him be your defender
And provide bountiful blessings
For whatever you undertake,
My precious fatherland!
 
Poetic English Translation
My native land, my joy and delight,
How fair thou art and bright!
And nowhere in the world all round
Can ever such a place be found
So well beloved as I love thee,
My native country dear!
 
My little cradle stood on ground soil,
Whose blessings ease my toil.
With my last breath my thanks to thee,
For true to death I'll ever be,
O worthy, most beloved and fine,
Thou, dearest country mine!
 
May God in Heaven thee gave birth to me,
My best, my dearest land!
May He be guard, may He be shield,
For ever may He bless and wield
O graciously all deeds of thine,
Thou dearest country mine!
 
You can find more information about Estonian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Estonian national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Estonia
Estonian national symbol: barn swallow, cornflower.

Estonia flag

Conventional short form country name: Estonia.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Estonia.
Local short form country name: Eesti.
Local long form country name: Eesti Vabariik.
Former name of Estonia: Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic.
 
Estonia Government Type: parliamentary republic.
 
A parliamentary republic or parliamentary constitutional republic is a type of republic that operates under a parliamentary system of government where the executive branch (the government) derives its legitimacy from and is accountable to the legislature (the parliament).
 
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