Yumi, Yumi, Yumi

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Yumi, Yumi, Yumi
English: We, We, We
Satellite image of Vanuatu in October 1998.jpg

National anthem of
 Vanuatu

Lyrics François Vincent Ayssav
Music François Vincent Ayssav
Adopted 1980
Music sample

"Yumi, Yumi, Yumi" (Bislama: "We, We, We") is the national anthem of Vanuatu. It was written and composed by François Vincent Ayssav (born 1955) and adopted in 1980.

Bislama words[edit]

CHORUS:
Yumi, Yumi, yumi i glat long talem se
Yumi, yumi, yumi ol man blong Vanuatu

God i givim ples ia long yumi,
Yumi glat tumas long hem,
Yumi strong mo yumi fri long hem,
Yumi brata evriwan!

CHORUS

Plante fasin blong bifo i stap,
Plante fasin blong tedei,
Be yumi i olsem wan nomo,
Hemia fasin blong yumi!

CHORUS

Yumi save plante wok i stap,
Long ol aelan blong yumi,
God i helpem yumi evriwan,
Hem i papa blong yumi!

CHORUS

English translation[edit]

CHORUS:
We, we, we are happy to proclaim
We, we, we are the people of Vanuatu

God has given us this land,
We have great cause for rejoicing
We are strong and we are free in this land
We are all brothers

CHORUS

There were many ways before
There are many ways today
But we are all one
Despite our many ways

CHORUS

We know there is plenty of work to be done
We work hard on our many islands
God helps us in our work
He is Our Father!

CHORUS

French translation[edit]

Refrain :
Nous nous nous sommes fiers de dire que
Nous nous nous sommes des Hommes du Vanuatu !
Dieu nous a donné cet endroit,
Nous y sommes très heureux,
Nous y sommes forts et libres,
Nous sommes tous frères !

refrain

Il y a beaucoup de coutumes du passé,
Il y a beaucoup de coutumes d'aujourd'hui,
Mais nous ne sommes qu'un,
Voilà notre coutume !

refrain

Nous savons qu'Il y a beaucoup de travail,
Sur toutes nos îles,
Dieu nous aide tous,
Il est Notre Père.

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