Botswana national anthem song

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Who wrote the Batswana national anthem (lyrics and music)?

When was the national anthem of Botswana officially adopted?

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The National anthem of Botswana is “Fatshe leno la rona” which means in English “Our Land”.
Botswana’s anthem lyrics were written by Kgalemang Tumedisco MOTSETE and the music was written by Kgalemang Tumedisco MOTSETE.
Adopted 1966.
National anthem of Botswana free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Botswana’s National anthem – See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Botswana national anthem on Youtube
Batswana anthem lyrics (English translation)
Blessed be this noble land,
Gift to us from God’s strong hand,
Heritage our fathers left to us.
May it always be at peace.
Awake, awake, O men, awake!
And women close beside them stand,
Together we’ll work and serve
This land, this happy land!
Word of beauty and of fame,
For the nation of Botswana.
Through our unity and harmony,
We’ll remain at peace as one.
You can find more information about Batswana anthem on Wikipedia – See link.
Sheet Music: View the Batswana national anthem sheet music – See link.


Batswana national symbol: zebra.

Botswana flag

Conventional short form country name: Botswana.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Botswana.
Local short form country name: Botswana.
Local long form country name: Republic of Botswana.
Former name of Botswana: Bechuanaland.
Botswana Government Type: parliamentary republic.
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