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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Guyana.
Who wrote the Guyanese national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Guyana 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 Guyana is "Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains".
Guyana's anthem lyrics were written by Archibald Leonard LUKERL and the music was written by Robert Cyril Gladstone POTTER.
Adopted 1966.
National anthem of Guyana free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Guyana's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Guyana national anthem on Youtube
Guyanese anthem lyrics (Official English)
Dear land of Guyana, of rivers and plains
Made rich by the sunshine, and lush by the rains,
Set gem-like and fair, between mountains and seas,
Your children salute you, dear land of the free.
Green land of Guyana, our heroes of yore,
Both bondsmen and free, laid their bones on your shore.
This soil so they hallowed, and from them are we,
All sons of one Mother, Guyana the free.
Great land of Guyana, diverse though our strains,
We're born of their sacrifice, heirs of their pains,
And ours is the glory their eyes did not see,
One land of six peoples, united and free.
Dear land of Guyana, to you will we give,
Our homage, our service, each day that we live;
God guard you, great Mother, and make us to be
More worthy our heritage, land of the free.
You can find more information about Guyanese anthem on Wikipedia - See link.


Guyanese national symbol: Canje pheasant (hoatzin); jaguar.

Guyana flag

Conventional short form country name: Guyana.
Conventional long form country name: Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
Former name of Guyana: British Guiana.
Guyana 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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