Belau rekid

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Belau rekid
English: Our Palau
Flag of Palau.svg

National anthem of  Palau
Lyrics Riosang Salvador, Kebekol Alfonso, Hermana Umetaro, Demei Otobed, Sister Liling
Music Ymesei O. Ezekiel
Adopted 1980

Belau rekid (Our Palau) is the national anthem of Palau. It was officially adopted in 1980. The music was written by Ymesei O. Ezekiel, to which the combined words of several authors were set.

Official version[edit]

Belau loba klisiich er a kelulul,
El dimla ngarngii ra rechuodelmei
Meng mengel uoluu er a chimol beluu,
El ngar cheungel a rirch lomke sang.
Bo dole ketek a kerruul er a belluad,
Lolab a blakelreng ma duchelreng.
Belau a chotil a klengar re kid,
Mebo dorurtabedul msa klisichel.
Bod kai ue reke dchim lokiu a reng,
E dongedmokel ra dimla koted.
Lomcheliu a rengrdel ma klebkellel,
Lokiu a budch ma beltikelreng.
Dios mo mek ngel tengat ra Be lumam,
El dimla dikesam ra rechuodelmei,
Beskemam a klisicham ma llemeltam,
Lorrurt a klungiolam elmo ch'rechar.

English translation of the first verse[edit]

Palau is coming forth with strength and power,
By her old ways abides still every hour.
One country, safe, secure, one government
Under the glowing, floating soft light stands.
Let's build our economy's protecting fence
With courage, faithfulness and diligence
Our life is anchored in Palau, our land
We with our might through life and death defend
In spirit let's join hands, united, one
Care for our homeland...from forefathers on
Look after its concord, its glory keep
Through peace and love and heart's devotion deep
God bless our country, our island home always
Our sweet inheritance from ancient days
Give us strength and power and all the rights
To govern with to all eternity with might

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