Pátria

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Pátria
English: Fatherland
Coat of arms of East Timor.svg

National anthem of  East Timor
Lyrics Francisco Borja da Costa, 1975
Music Afonso de Araujo, 1975
Adopted 2002
Music sample

"Pátria" ("Fatherland") is the national anthem of East Timor. It was first used when East Timor unilaterally declared its independence from Portugal in 1975, shortly before the Indonesian invasion. It was officially adopted as the national anthem when East Timor finally regained its independence in 2002.

The music was composed by Afonso de Araujo, and the words were written by the poet Francisco Borja da Costa, who was killed on the day of the invasion. It is only sung in Portuguese, there is as yet no version in Tetum, the country's national and co-official language.

Lyrics[edit]

Portuguese lyrics English translation

Pátria, Pátria, Timor-Leste, nossa Nação.
Glória ao povo e aos heróis da nossa libertação.
Pátria, Pátria, Timor-Leste, nossa Nação.
Glória ao povo e aos heróis da nossa libertação.
Vencemos o colonialismo, gritamos:
abaixo o imperialismo.
Terra livre, povo livre,
não, não, não à exploração.
Avante unidos firmes e decididos.
Na luta contra o imperialismo
o inimigo dos povos, até à vitória final.
Pelo caminho da revolução.

Fatherland, fatherland, East Timor our Nation
Glory to the people and to the heroes of our liberation
Fatherland, fatherland, East Timor our Nation
Glory to the people and to the heroes of our liberation
We vanquish colonialism, we cry:
Down with imperialism!
Free land, free people,
No, no to exploration.
Let us go forward, united, firm and determined
In the struggle against imperialism,
The enemy of people, until final victory,
Onward to revolution.

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