March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia

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Wodefit Gesgeshi, Widd Innat Ityopp'ya
English: March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia
ወደፊት ገስግሺ ውድ እናት ኢትዮጵያ
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National anthem of  Ethiopia
Lyrics Dereje Melaku Mengesha
Music Solomon Lulu Mitiku
Adopted 1992
Music sample

Wodefit Gesgeshi, Widd Innat Ityopp'ya (Amharic: ወደፊት ገስግሺ ውድ እናት ኢትዮጵያ?, ወደፊት ገስግሺ ውድ እናት ኢትዮጵያ ; "March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia") is the national anthem of Ethiopia.

History[edit]

The anthem's lyrics were written by Dereje Melaku Mengesha, and the music was composed by Solomon Lulu Mitiku. It was adopted in 1992, as part of reforms that followed the fall of the Derg regime.[1]

Lyrics[edit]

Amharic lyrics Transliteration
የዜግነት ክብር በ ኢትዮጵያችን ፀንቶ
ታየ ህዝባዊነት ዳር እስከዳር በርቶ
ለሰላም ለፍትህ ለህዝቦች ነፃነት
በእኩልነት በፍቅር ቆመናል ባንድነት
መሰረተ ፅኑ ሰብዕናን ያልሻርን
ህዝቦች ነን ለስራ በስራ የኖርን
ድንቅ የባህል መድረክ ያኩሪ ቅርስ ባለቤት
የተፈጥሮ ፀጋ የጀግና ህዝብ እናት
እንጠብቅሻለን አለብን አደራ
ኢትዮጵያችን ኑሪ እኛም ባንቺ እንኩራ።
Yäzêgennät Keber Bä-Ityopp'yachen S'änto
Tayyä Hezbawinnät Dar Eskädar Bärto.
Läsälam Läfeteh Lähezboch Näs'annät;
Bä'ekkulennät Bäfeqer Qomänal Bä'andennät.
Mäsärätä S'enu Säbe'enan Yalsharen;
Hezboch Nän Läsera Bäsera Yänoren.
Denq Yäbahel Mädräk Yä'akuri Qers Baläbêt;
Yätäfät'ro S'ägga Yä'jägna Hezb ennat;
Ennet'äbbeqeshallän Alläbben Adära;
Ityopp'yachen nuri Eññam Banchi Ennekura!


Amharic lyrics (image)

Whedefit Gesgeshi Woude Henate Ethiopia


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ethiopia: Wodefit Gesgeshi, Widd Innat Ityopp'ya". NationalAnthems.me. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 

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