Afghan National Anthem

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Pashto: ملی سرود
Persian: سرود ملی
English: Afghan National Anthem
Pashto: Millī Surūd
Persian: Sorūde Mellī
Emblem of Afghanistan.svg

National anthem of  Afghanistan
Lyrics Abdul Bari Jahani
Music Babrak Wassa
Adopted 2006
Music sample

The Afghan National Anthem (Pashto: ملی سرود - Millī Surūd, Persian: سرود ملی‎ - "Sorude Mellī") was adopted and officially announced by a Loya Jirga in May 2006. According to article 20 of the Afghan Constitution, the national anthem shall be in Pashto with the mention of "God is Greatest" as well as the names of the various tribes of Afghanistan.[1] The lyrics were written by Abdul Bari Jahani and the music was written by German-Afghan composer Babrak Wassa (de).[2]

Lyrics of the current anthem[edit]

Milli Surood
Original Pashto Lyrics Pashto Transliteration Persian Translation Persian Transliteration (UniPers script) English Translation
First stanza

دا وطن افغانستان دی
دا عزت د هر افغان دی
کور د سولې، کور د تورې
هر بچی يې قهرمان دی

Dā watan Afğānistān day
Dā izat da har Afğān day
Kor da sole, kor da tūre
Har bačay ye qahramān day

این وطن افغانستان است
این ارج هر افغان است
میهن صلح، جایگاه شمشیر
هر فرزندش قهرمان است

In vatan Afqânestân ast
In arje har Afqân ast
Mihane solh, jâygâhe šamšir
Har farzandeš qahramân ast

This land is Afghanistan!
It is the pride of every Afghan.
The land of peace, the land of the sword.
Its sons are all brave.[2]

Second stanza

دا وطن د ټولو کور دی
د بلوڅو، د ازبکو
د پښتون او هزاره وو
د ترکمنو، د تاجکو

Dā watan da ṭolo kor day
Da Balotso, da Uzbəko
Da Pax̌tūn aw Hazārawo
Da Turkməno, da Tājəko

این وطن میهن همه است
از بلوچ، از ازبکها
از پشتون، هزاره‌ها
از ترکمن و تاجیکها

In vatan mihane hame ast
Az Baloc, az Ozbakân
az Paštun, Hezârehâ
Az Torkmano Tâjikân

This is the country of every tribe,
The land of Baloch and Uzbeks,
Pashtuns and Hazaras,
Turkmen and Tajiks.[2]

Third stanza

ور سره عرب، ګوجر دي
پاميريان، نورستانيان
براهوي دي، قزلباش دي
هم ايماق، هم پشه يان

Wər sara Arab, Gūjər dī
Pāmīryān, Nūristānyān
Brāhawī dī, Qizilbāš dī
Ham Aymāq, ham Pašayān

هم عرب و گوجرها
پامیری‌، نورستانیها
براهویی است و قزلباش
هم ایماق و پشه‌ئیان

Ham Arabo Gojarhâ
Pâmiri, Nurestânihâ
Barâhavi asto Qezelbâš
Ham Aymâqo Pašayiyân

With them, Arabs and Gypsys,
Pamiris, Nuristanis,
Brahuis and Qizilbash,
Also Aimaqs and Pashayis.[2]

Fourth stanza

دا هيواد به تل ځلېږي
لکه لمر پر شنه اسمان
په سينه کې د آسيا به
لکه زړه وي جاويدان

Dā hīwād ba təl źaleǵī
Ləka lmar pər šnə asmān
Pə sīna ke da Āsyā ba
Ləka zṛə wī jāwīdān

این کشور همیشه تابان خواهد بود
مانند آفتاب در آسمان کبود
در سینهٔ آسیا
مانند دل جاویدان

In kešvar hamiše tâbân xâhad bud
Mânande âftâb dar âsemâne kabud
Dar sineye Âsiyâ
Mânande dele jâvidân

This Land will shine for ever,
Like the sun in the blue sky.
In the chest of Asia,
It will remain like the heart forever.

Fifth stanza

نوم د حق مو دی رهبر
وايو الله اکبر
وايو الله اکبر
وايو الله اکبر

Nūm da haq mo day rahbar
Wāyū Allāhu Akbar
Wāyū Allāhu Akbar
Wāyū Allāhu Akbar

نام داد است ما را رهبر
می‌گوییم الله اکبر
می‌گوییم الله اکبر
می‌گوییم الله اکبر

Nâme dâd ast mâ râ rahbar
Miguyim Allâho Akbar
Miguyim Allâho Akbar
Miguyim Allâho Akbar

We will follow the one God;
We all say, Allah is great!
We all say, Allah is great![2]

Historic anthems[edit]

During the Kingdom of Afghanistan, the anthem was "Shahe ghajur-o-mehrabane ma" ("Our Brave and Dear King"). It was the official anthem from 1943 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973.

An anthem was adopted in 1973 when the Republic of Afghanistan was set up by President Daoud Khan.[citation needed] Its lyrics were written by Abdul Rauf Benawa and the music was composed by Abdul Ghafoor Breshna. Another anthem was adopted after the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan was set up in 1978. Its lyrics were written by Sulaiman Layeq.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Constitution of Afghanistan". afghan-web.com. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "National Anthem". afghan-web.com. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 

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