Ethiopia national anthem song

Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Ethiopia.

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

When was the national anthem of Ethiopia officially adopted?

Please add any valuable information like links to anthem’s mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.


The National anthem of Ethiopia is “Whedefit Gesgeshi Woud Enat Ethiopia” which means in English “March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia”.
Ethiopia’s anthem lyrics were written by DEREJE Melaku Mengesha and the music was written by SOLOMON Lulu.
Adopted 1992.
National anthem of Ethiopia free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Ethiopia’s National anthem – See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Ethiopia national anthem on Youtube
Ethiopian anthem lyrics (English translation)
Respect for citizenship is strong in our Ethiopia;
National pride is seen, shining from one side to another.
For peace, for justice, for the freedom of peoples,
In equality and in love we stand united.
Firm of foundation, we do not dismiss humanness;
We are people who live through work.
Wonderful is the stage of tradition, mistress of a proud heritage,
Natural grace, mother of a valorous people.
We shall protect you – we have a duty;
Our Ethiopia, live! And let us be proud of you!
You can find more information about Ethiopian anthem on Wikipedia – See link.


Ethiopian national symbol: Abyssinian lion.

Ethiopia flag

Conventional short form country name: Ethiopia.
Conventional long form country name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Local short form country name: Ityop’iya.
Local long form country name: Ityop’iya Federalawi Demokrasiyawi Ripeblik.
Former name of Ethiopia: Abyssinia, Italian East Africa.
Ethiopia Government Type: federal republic.
Federal republic is a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives.ֲ