|English: My Kazakhstan|
Text and score of the Kazakh national anthem.
National anthem of Kazakhstan
|Lyrics||Jumeken Najimedenov, 1956
Nursultan Nazarbayev, 2006
|Music||Shamshi Kaldayakov, 1956|
|Adopted||7 January 2006|
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My Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Менің Қазақстаным, Meniñ Qazaqstanım, مەنىڭ قازاقستانىم, Kazakh pronunciation: [mi̯ɘnɘŋ qɑzɑqˈstɑnəm]) is the national anthem of Kazakhstan, adopted on January 7, 2006. It is based on a homonymous song written in 1956, with music by Shamshi Kaldayakov and lyrics by Jumeken Najimedenov. This replaced the anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan as the state anthem, which was used after independence. The original lyrics were modified by Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan, before the decree was issued.
|Kazakh (Cyrillic script)||IPA transcription||Latin script||Perso-Arabic script||BGN/PCGN romanization||English|
Алтын күн аспаны,
Ежелден ер деген,
Ұрпаққа жол ашқан,
Қарсы алған уақытты,
ɑltən kʉn ɑspɑnə,
i̯ɘʑɘldi̯ɘn i̯ɘr di̯ɘɡi̯ɘn,
ʊrpɑqqɑ ʒu̯ʊl ɑʃqɑn,
qɑrsə ɑlʁɑn wɑqəttə,
Altın kün aspanı,
Ejelden er degen,
Urpaqqa jol aşqan,
Qarsı alğan waqıttı,
Altyn kün aspany,
Ezhelden er degen,
Urpaqqa zhol ashqan,
Qarsy alghan ūaqytty,
Sky of golden sun,
From the antiquity
The way was opened to the descendants
It welcomed the tests of time,
2012 sporting event incident
In March 2012, a parody national anthem, O Kazakhstan, featured in the soundtrack of the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, was mistakenly played at the International Shooting Grand Prix in Kuwait. The Gold-winning medalist, Mariya Dmitriyenko, stood on the dais while the entire parody was played. The team complained, and the award ceremony was re-staged. The incident apparently resulted from the wrong song being downloaded from YouTube at the last minute. Senior officials in Kazakhstan were furious with the error and vowed to make a complaint to their Kuwaiti counterparts. In response to this incident, the Kazakh government passed a law saying that anyone who disrespects state symbols could receive a year in prison and another saying all athletes must learn the anthem or lose state funding.
- My Kazakhstan (1956 song)
- Anthem of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
- Borat (soundtrack) — Contains the faux national anthem which has been often confused with the official one
- The CIA World Factbook 2012 Central Intelligence Agency - 2011 "National anthem: name: “Menin Qazaqstanim” (My Kazakhstan) lyrics/music: Zhumeken NAZHIMEDENOV"
- Embassy of Kazakhstan in New Delhi, India : Weekly News
- Агентство Республики Казахстан по делам государственной службы
- "Borat anthem played by mistake at medals ceremony". Eurosport Yahoo! UK. Mar 24, 2012.
- "Borat anthem stuns Kazakh gold medallist in Kuwait". BBC. 23 March 2012.
- Marshall, Alex (2015). Republic or Death! Travels in Search of National Anthems. London: Random House Books. p. 144. ISBN 9781847947413.
Nazarbayev's government reacted to both mix-ups by passing a law saying that anyone who disrespects state symbols faces a year in prison. Another law quickly followed forcing athletes to learn the anthem by heart or lose funding
- Kazakh.ru — This Russian language website with news about Kazakhstan has an article about the new anthem, with an MP3 vocal file.
Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
|National Anthem of Kazakhstan