Greenland national anthem song

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

When was the national anthem of Greenland officially adopted?

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The National anthem of Greenland is “Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit” which means in English “”Our Country, Who’s Become So Old” also translated as “You Our Ancient Land””.
Greenland’s anthem lyrics were written by Henrik LUND and the music was written by Jonathan PETERSEN.
Adopted 1916; The Government Also Recognizes “Nuna Asiilasooq” As A Secondary Anthem.
Listen to Greenland national anthem on Youtube
Greenlandic anthem lyrics (English translation)
Our country, which has become so old your head is all covered with white hair.
Always held us, your children, in your bosom and gave us the riches of your coasts.
As middle children in the family we blossomed here Kalaallit,
we want to call ourselves before your proud and honourable head.
Humbleness is not the course, Kalaallit wake up and be proud!
A dignified life is our goal; courageously take a stand.
You can find more information about Greenlandic anthem on Wikipedia – See link.
Sheet Music: View the Greenlandic national anthem sheet music – See link.


Greenlandic national symbol: polar bear.

Greenland flag

Conventional short form country name: Greenland.
Conventional long form country name: none.
Local short form country name: Kalaallit Nunaat.
Local long form country name: none.
Greenland Government Type: parliamentary democracy within a constitutional monarchy.
Constitutional monarchy is a system of government in which a monarch is guided by a constitution whereby his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in written law or by custom.ֲ
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government – a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers – according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament.ֲ