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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Tanzania.
Who wrote the Tanzanian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Tanzania 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 Tanzania is "Mungu ibariki Afrika" which means in English "God Bless Africa".
Tanzania's anthem lyrics were written by collective and the music was written by Enoch Mankayi SONTONGA.
Adopted 1961; The Anthem, Which Is Also A Popular Song In Africa, Shares The Same Melody With That Of Zambia, But Has Different Lyrics; The Melody Is Also Incorporated Into South Africa's Anthem.
National anthem of Tanzania free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Tanzania's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Tanzania national anthem on Youtube
Tanzanian anthem lyrics (English translation)
God bless Africa
Bless its leaders
Wisdom, unity and peace
These are our shields
Africa and its people
Bless Africa, Bless Africa
Bless us, the children of Africa
God bless Tanzania
Grant eternal freedom and unity
To its women, men and children
God bless Tanzania and its people
Bless Tanzania, Bless Tanzania
Bless us, the children of Tanzania
You can find more information about Tanzanian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Tanzanian national anthem sheet music - See link.


Tanzanian national symbol: Uhuru (Freedom) torch.

Tanzania flag

Conventional short form country name: Tanzania.
Conventional long form country name: United Republic of Tanzania.
Local short form country name: Tanzania.
Local long form country name: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania.
Former name of Tanzania: United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.
Tanzania 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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