The National anthem of Dominican Republic is "Himno Nacional" which means in English "National Anthem".
Dominican Republic's anthem lyrics were written by Emilio PRUD"HOMME and the music was written by Jose REYES.
Adopted 1934; Also Known As "Quisqueyanos Valientes" (Valient Sons Of Quisqueye); The Anthem Never Refers To The People As Dominican But Rather Calls Them "Quisqueyanos," A Reference To The Indigenous Name Of The Island.
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Dominican anthem lyrics (English translation)
Valients of Quisqueya,
Let us sing with strong feeling
And let us show to the world
Our invincible, glorious banner.
Hail, O people who, strong and intrepid,
Launched into war and went to death!
Under a warlike menace of death,
You broke your chains of slavery.
No country deserves to be free
If it is an indolent and servile slave,
If the call does not grow loud within it,
Tempered by a virile heroism.
But the brave and indomitable Quisqueya
Will always hold its head high,
For if it were a thousand times enslaved,
It would a thousand times regain liberty.
If it will be exposed to ruse and deceit
Unto contempt of a real imposer,
On to Las Carreras! Beler! …it were places
Where the traces of glory are found.
Where on the top of the heroic bastion,
The word of the libarated became flesh,
Where the genius of Sánchez and Duarte
Taught to be free or to die.
And if an unattended leader the splendor
Of these glorious events could ignore,
One has seen in Capotillo in the war
The flag of fire wave.
And the fire that lets the proud lion
Of Castilla become stupefied,
Removes him from the glorious beaches
Where the crossed banner waves.
Compatriots, let us proudly
Show our face, from today prouder than ever;
Quisqueya may be destroyed
But a slave again, never!
It is a sanctuary of love that every character
Of the fatherland feels alive!
And it is his coat of arms, the right;
And it is his device: be free or die.
Liberty that still rises cool-bloodedly
The victory in her triumphal car.
And the clarion of war re-echoes
Proclaiming his immortal glory.
Liberty! That the echo’s touch
While they’re full of noble tension
Our fields of glory repeat
Liberty! Liberty! Liberty!
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Dominican national symbol: palmchat (bird).
Conventional short form country name: The Dominican.
Conventional long form country name: Dominican Republic.
Local short form country name: La Dominicana.
Local long form country name: Republica Dominicana.
Dominican Republic Government Type: democratic republic.
Democratic republic is a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them.