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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Maldives.
Who wrote the Maldivian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Maldives 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 Maldives is "Gaumee Salaam" which means in English "National Salute".
Maldives's anthem lyrics were written by Mohamed Jameel DIDI and the music was written by Wannakuwattawaduge DON AMARADEVA.
Lyrics Adopted 1948, Music Adopted 1972; Between 1948 And 1972, The Lyrics Were Sung To The Tune Of "Auld Lang Syne".
National anthem of Maldives free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Maldives's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Maldives national anthem on Youtube
Maldivian anthem lyrics (English translation)
We salute you in this national unity.
We salute you, with many good wishes in the national tongue,
Bowing the head in respect to the national symbol.
We salute the flag that has such might ;
It falls into the sphere of victory, fortune and success
With its green and red and white together, and therefore we salute it.
To those heroes who sought out honour and pride for the nation
We give salute today in auspicious verses of remembrance.
May the nation of the Maldivians advance under guard and protection
And the name of the Maldivians became great.
We wish for their freedom and progress in this world
And for their freedom from sorrows, and thus we salute.
With full respect and heartfelt blessing towards religion and our leaders,
We salute you in uprightness and truth.
May the State ever have auspicious honour and respect.
With good wishes for your continuing might, we salute you.
Note: Normally, only the first three stanzas are read when singing.
You can find more information about Maldivian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Maldivian national anthem sheet music - See link.


Maldivian national symbol: coconut palm, yellowfin tuna.

Maldives flag

Conventional short form country name: Maldives.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Maldives.
Local short form country name: Dhivehi Raajje.
Local long form country name: Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa.
Maldives 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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