National anthem of
|Lyrics||Francisco Borja da Costa, 1975|
|Music||Afonso de Araujo, 1975|
"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.
|Portuguese lyrics||English translation|
Pátria, Pátria, Timor-Leste, nossa Nação.
Fatherland, fatherland, East Timor our Nation
- Timor Crocodilo Voador - This Brazil-based website about East Timor information includes an .mp3 file of the Full Anthem.
- Welcome to Timor Leste - The Official Tourism website of East Timor features its own version of the anthem, which uses only the chorus.
- Timor Leste: Pátria - Audio of the national anthem of Timor Leste, with information and lyrics