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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Paraguay.
Who wrote the Paraguayan national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Paraguay 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 Paraguay is "Paraguayos, Republica o muerte!" which means in English "Paraguayans, The Republic or Death!".
Paraguay's anthem lyrics were written by Francisco Esteban ACUNA de Figueroa and the music was written by disputed.
Adopted 1934, In Use Since 1846; The Anthem Was Officially Adopted Following Its Re-Arrangement In 1934.
 
National anthem of Paraguay free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Paraguay's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Paraguay national anthem on Youtube
 
Paraguayan anthem lyrics (English translation)
The peoples of the Americas, unfortunately,
Were oppressed for three centuries by a scepter
But one magnificent day surging forth,
"Enough!", it said, and the scepter was broken.
Our fathers, grandiose in battle,
Showed their martial glory;
And after smashing the august diadem,
The triumphal cap was raised.
(repeat last two lines 2x)
 
Chorus
Paraguayans: Republic or Death!
Our spirit gave us liberty
Neither oppressors nor slaves exist
Where union and equality reign.
(repeat last two lines, repeat last line 2x)
 
A new Rome, the Fatherland shall proudly display
Two leaders of name and valor
Who, rivals, like Romulus and Remus
Divided government and power.
These long years when, during which Phoebus in the clouds
Saw darken the pearl of the South,
Today a grand hero appears
Raising up again her glory and virtue...
 
Europe and the entire world to her
Gives salutes and also acclaimations
To that invincible bastion of heroism,
The magnificent Eden of riches.
(But) when discord rumbled all around
Which fatally devoured other Peoples,
Paraguayans, the sacred ground
Was covered by an angel with its wings.
 
Oh, how pure, of laurel girded
Sweet Fatherland, in this manner you show yourself.
In your ensign one sees the colors
Of sapphire, diamond, and ruby.
In your coat of arms, which the Sun illuminates,
Under the cap, one sees the lion.
Double image of the strong and the free,
And of glories, the memory and crest.
 
From the tomb of vile feudalism
The national Deity rises free;
Oppressors, bend your knees!
Compatriots, entone the hymn!
Sound the cry, "Republic or death"!
Our breasts exhale it with faith,
And the mountains repeat its echoes
Like giants arising in the land.
 
Our Fatherland defends liberty and justice;
So tyrants: listen!
The laws in its sacred charter
Will sustain its heroism in the fight.
Against the world, if the world opposes it,
If the world dares to insult her security,
Battling to avenge we shall know her
Or die embracing her.
 
Arise, oh People, your splendid sword
That strikes with sparkles of God,
There is no middle ground between free or slave
And an abyss divides the two.
In the gentle breezes the Hymn resounds,
Repeating with triumphal echo:
For the free, renowned glory!
For the Fatherland, immortal laurel!
 
You can find more information about Paraguayan anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Paraguayan national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Paraguay
Paraguayan national symbol: lion.

Paraguay flag

Conventional short form country name: Paraguay.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Paraguay.
Local short form country name: Paraguay.
Local long form country name: Republica del Paraguay.
 
Paraguay Government Type: constitutional republic.
 
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
 
Constitutional is a government by or operating under an authoritative document (constitution) that sets forth the system of fundamental laws and principles that determines the nature, functions, and limits of that government. 
 
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