Afghan National Anthem

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Pashto: ملی سرود
English: Afghan National Anthem
Pashto: Millī Surūd
Emblem of Afghanistan.svg

National anthem of  Afghanistan
Lyrics Abdul Bari Jahani
Music Babrak Wassa
Adopted 2006

The Afghan National Anthem (Pashto: ملی سرود‎ - Millī Surūd) was adopted and officially announced by a Loya Jirga in May 2006. According to article 20 of the Afghan Constitution, the national anthem shall be in Pashto with the mention of "God is Greatest" as well as the names of the various tribes of Afghanistan.[1] The lyrics were written by Abdul Bari Jahani and the music was written by German-Afghan composer Babrak Wassa (de).[2]

Lyrics[edit]

Original Pashto Lyrics Pashto Transliteration English Translation
دا وطن افغانستان دی Dā watan Afghanistan day This land is Afghanistan!
دا عزت د هر افغان دی Dā izat da har Afğān day It is the pride of every Afghan.
کور د سولې، کور د تورې Kor da sole, kor da tūre The land of peace, the land of the sword.
هر بچی يې قهرمان دی Har bačay ye qahramān day Its sons are all brave.
دا وطن د ټولو کور دی Dā watan da ṭolo kor day This is the country of every tribe,
د بلوڅو، د ازبکو Da Balotso, da Uzbəko The land of Balochs and Uzbeks,
د پښتون او هزاره وو Da Pax̌tūn aw Hazārawo Pashtunsd Hazaras,
د ترکمنو، د تاجکو Da Turkməno, da Tājəko Turkmens and Tajiks.
ور سره عرب، ګوجر دي Wər sara Arab, Gūjər dī With them, Arabs and Gurjars,
پاميريان، نورستانيان Pāmīryān, Nūristānyān Pamiris, Nuristanis,
براهوي دي، قزلباش دي Brāhawī dī, Qizilbāš dī Brahuis and Qizilbash,
هم ايماق، هم پشه يان Ham Aymāq, ham Pašayān Also Aimaqs and Pashayis.
دا هيواد به تل ځلېږي Dā hīwād ba təl źaleǵī This Land will shine for ever,
لکه لمر پر شنه اسمان Ləka lmar pər šnə asmān Like the sun in the blue sky.
په سينه کې د آسيا به Pə sīna ke da Āsyā ba In the chest of Asia,
لکه زړه وي جاويدان Ləka zṛə wī jāwīdān It will remain like the heart forever.
نوم د حق مو دی رهبر Nūm da haq mo day rahbar We will follow the one God;
وايو الله اکبر Wāyū Allāhu Akbar We all say:"Allahu Akbar"
وايو الله اکبر Wāyū Allāhu Akbar We all say:"Allahu Akbar"
وايو الله اکبر Wāyū Allāhu Akbar We all say:"Allahu Akbar"

Historic anthems[edit]

During the Kingdom of Afghanistan, the anthem was "Schahe ghajur-o-mehrabane ma" ("Our Brave and Dear King"). It was the official anthem from 1943 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973.

An anthem was adopted in 1973 when the Republic of Afghanistan was set up by President Daoud Khan.[citation needed] Its lyrics were written by Abdul Rauf Benawa and the music was composed by Abdul Ghafoor Breshna. Another anthem was adopted after the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan was set up in 1978. Its lyrics were written by Sulaiman Layeq.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Constitution of Afghanistan". afghan-web.com. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  2. ^ "National Anthem". afghan-web.com. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  3. ^ Afghanistan (1978-1992)

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