Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit

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Nunarput, utoqqarsuanngoravit
English: You, Our Ancient Land
Coat of arms of Greenland.svg
Coat of arms of Greenland

National anthem of  Greenland
LyricsHenning Jakob Henrik Lund
MusicJonathan Petersen
Adopted1916
Audio sample
National Anthem of Greenland - Nunarput, Utoqqarsuanngoravit

"Nunarput, utoqqarsuanngoravit" (Danish: Vort ældgamle land under isblinkens bavn, You Our Ancient Land) is the national anthem of Greenland, an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark. With lyrics by Henning Jakob Henrik Lund and music composed by Jonathan Petersen, the anthem was officially adopted in 1916. Since 1979, "Nuna asiilasooq" (The Land of Great Length), an anthem used by the self-governing Kalaallit people, has also been officially recognised by the government.

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Greenlandic lyrics Danish lyrics English translation
First verse
Nunarput, utoqqarsuanngoravit
Niaqqut ulissimavoq qiinik.
Qitornatit kissumiaannarpatit
Tunillugit sineriavit piinik.
Vort ældgamle land under isblinkens bavn
med lysende snehår om dit hoved!
Du trofaste moder, som bar os i din favn,
mens dine kysters rigdom du os loved.
Our country, which has become so old
your head is all covered with white hair.
Always held us, your children, in your bosom
and gave us the riches of your coasts.
Second verse
Akullequtaasut merlertutut
Ilinni perortugut tamaani
Kalaallinik imminik taajumavugut
Niaqquit ataqqinartup saani.
Som halvvoksne børn er vi groet af din jord
og trygt vokset op blandt dine fjelde,
vi kalder os kalaallit i landet, hvor vi bor
ærbødigt for dit hvide åsyns ælde.
As middle children in the family
we blossomed here Kalaallit,
we want to call ourselves before
your proud and honourable head.
Third verse
Taqilluni naami atunngiveqaaq
Kalaallit siumut makigitsi.
Inuttut inuuneq pigiuminaqaaq
Saperasi isumaqaleritsi.
Umuligt nu længer at blive i ro,
kalaallit, mod større mål vi stævner.
Som fribårne folk vi i landet vil bo;
begynd at tro på jeres egne evner.
Humbleness is not the course,
Kalaallit wake up and be proud!
A dignified life is our goal;
courageously take a time

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