Lesotho national anthem song

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

When was the national anthem of Lesotho officially adopted?

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The National anthem of Lesotho is “Lesotho fatse la bo ntat’a rona” which means in English “Lesotho, Land of Our Fathers”.
Lesotho’s anthem lyrics were written by Francois COILLARD and the music was written by Ferdinand-Samuel LAUR.
Adopted 1967; The Anthem’s Music Derives From An 1823 Swiss Songbook.
Listen to Lesotho national anthem on Youtube
Basotho anthem lyrics (English translation)
Lesotho, land of our Fathers,
Among the lands it is the most beautiful.
It is where we were born,
It is where we grew up–
We love it.
God, please protect Lesotho.
Spare it conflict, and tribulation–
Oh, this land,
Land of our Fathers,
May it have peace.
You can find more information about Basotho anthem on Wikipedia – See link.


Basotho national symbol: Basotho hat.

Lesotho flag

Conventional short form country name: Lesotho.
Conventional long form country name: Kingdom of Lesotho.
Local short form country name: Lesotho.
Local long form country name: Kingdom of Lesotho.
Former name of Lesotho: Basutoland.
Lesotho Government Type: parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
Parliamentary monarchy is a state headed by a monarch who is not actively involved in policy formation or implementation (i.e., the exercise of sovereign powers by a monarch in a ceremonial capacity); true governmental leadership is carried out by a cabinet and its head – a prime minister, premier, or chancellor – who are drawn from a legislature (parliament).ֲ