La Zaïroise

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La Zaïroise by Joseph Lutumba (lyrics) and Simon-Pierre Boka Di Mpasi Londi (music) was the national anthem of Zaïre from 1971 to 1997.

Original lyrics in French[edit]

Zaïrois dans la paix retrouvée,
Peuple uni, nous sommes Zaïrois
En avant fier et plein de dignité
Peuple grand, peuple libre à jamais
Tricolore, enflamme nous du feu sacré
Pour bâtir notre pays toujours plus beau
Autour d'un fleuve Majesté (2×)
Tricolore au vent, ravive l'idéal
Qui nous relie aux aïeux, à nos enfants
Paix, justice et travail. (2×)

English translation[edit]

Zairians, experiencing new found peace,
United people, we are Zairians;
Moving forward, proud and dignified.
Great people, a people forever free.
Tri colored flag, light in us the sacred flame,
In order to always build a better country,
Around the majestic river;
Around the majestic river.
Tricolored flag in the wind, revive the ideal,
Which links us to our ancestors and our children,
Peace, justice, and work;
Peace, justice, and work.

See also[edit]

  • Debout Congolais, the current national anthem of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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