The National anthem of Rwanda is "Rwanda nziza" which means in English "Rwanda, Our Beautiful Country".
Rwanda's anthem lyrics were written by Faustin MURIGO and the music was written by Jean-Bosco HASHAKAIMANA.
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Rwandan anthem lyrics (English translation)
Rwanda, our beautiful and dear country
Adorned of hills, lakes and volcanoes
Motherland, would be always filled of happiness
Us all your children: Abanyarwanda
Let us sing your glare and proclaim your high facts
You, maternal bosom of us all
Would be admired forever, prosperous and cover of praises.
Invaluable heritage, that God protects to you
You filled us priceless goods
Our common culture identifies us
Our single language unifies us
That our intelligence, our conscience and our forces
Fill you with varied riches
For an unceasingly renewed development.
Our valorous ancestors
Gave themselves bodies and souls
As far as making you a big nation
You overcame the colonial-imperialistic yoke
That has devastated Africa entirely
And has your joy of your sovereign independence
Acquired that constantly we will defend.
Maintain this cape, beloved Rwanda,
Standing, we commit for you
So that peace reigns countrywide
That you are free of all hindrance
That your determination hires progress
That you have excellent relations with all countries
And that finally your pride is worth your esteem.
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Conventional short form country name: Rwanda.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Rwanda.
Local short form country name: Rwanda.
Local long form country name: Republika y'u Rwanda.
Former name of Rwanda: Ruanda, German East Africa.
Rwanda Government Type: republic; presidential, multiparty system.
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation.
Presidential is a system of government where the executive branch exists separately from a legislature (to which it is generally not accountable).