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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Niger.
Who wrote the Nigerien national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Niger 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 Niger is "La Nigerienne" which means in English "The Nigerien".
Niger's anthem lyrics were written by Maurice Albert THIRIET and the music was written by Robert JACQUET and Nicolas Abel Francois FRIONNET.
Adopted 1961.
 
 
Listen to Niger national anthem on Youtube
 
Nigerien anthem lyrics (English translation)
Throughout great powerful Niger
Which makes nature more beautiful,
Let us be proud and grateful
For our newfound freedom!
Let us avoid vain quarrels
In order to spare ourselves bloodshed,
And may the glorious voices
Of our race be free of domination!
Let us rise in a single leap
As high as the dazzling sky,
Where stands guard its eternal soul
Which will make the country greater!
 
Chorus:
Arise! Niger! Arise!
May our fruitful labors
Rejuvenate the heart of this old continent!
And may the song be heard
In the four corners of the Earth
As the cry of a fair and valiant people!
Arise! Niger! Arise!
On the ground and on the wave,
To the sound of the drums
In their growing rhythms
Let us always remain united,
And may each one respond
To this noble future
Which tells us: - Go forward!
 
 
You can find more information about Nigerien anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Nigerien national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Niger

Niger flag

Conventional short form country name: Niger.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Niger.
Local short form country name: Niger.
Local long form country name: Republique du Niger.
 
Niger 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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