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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Tunisia.
Who wrote the Tunisian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Tunisia 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 Tunisia is "Humat Al Hima" which means in English "Defenders of the Homeland".
Tunisia's anthem lyrics were written by Mustafa Sadik AL-RAFII and Aboul-Qacem ECHEBBI and the music was written by Mohamad Abdel WAHAB.
Adopted 1957, Replaced 1958, Restored 1987; Mohamad Abdel WAHAB Also Composed The Music For The Anthem Of The United Arab Emirates.
 
National anthem of Tunisia free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Tunisia's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Tunisia national anthem on Youtube
 
Tunisian anthem lyrics (English translation)
Chorus:
O defenders of the Homeland!
Rally around to the glory of our time!
The blood surges in our veins,
We die for the sake of our land.
 
Let the heavens roar with thunder
Let thunderbolts rain with fire.
Men and youth of Tunisia,
Rise up for her might and glory.
No place for traitors in Tunisia,
Only for those who defend her!
We live and die loyal to Tunisia,
A life of dignity and a death of glory.
 
Chorus
 
As a nation we inherited
Arms like granite towers.
Holding aloft our proud flag flying,
We boast of it, it boasts of us,
Arms that achieve ambitions and glory,
Sure to realize our hopes,
Inflict defeat on foes,
Offer peace to friends.
 
Chorus
 
When the people will to live,
Destiny must surely respond.
Oppression shall then vanish.
Fetters are certain to break.
 
Chorus
 
You can find more information about Tunisian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Tunisian national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Tunisia
Tunisian national symbol: encircled red star and crescent.

Tunisia flag

Conventional short form country name: Tunisia.
Conventional long form country name: Tunisian Republic.
Local short form country name: Tunis.
Local long form country name: Al Jumhuriyah at Tunisiyah.
 
Tunisia 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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