Pátria

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Pátria
English: Fatherland

National anthem of  East Timor
LyricsFrancisco Borja da Costa, 1975
MusicAfonso Redentor Araújo [de], 1975
AdoptedNovember 28, 1975 (1975-11-28)[a]
RelinquishedDecember 7, 1975 (1975-12-07)[b]
ReadoptedMay 20, 2002 (2002-05-20)[c]
Audio sample
"Pátria" (instrumental)

"Pátria" (English: "Fatherland") is the national anthem of East Timor. It was originally adopted when East Timor unilaterally declared its independence from Portugal in 1975. However, this usage would be short-lived, when the country was invaded by Indonesia. It was officially re-adopted when the independence of East Timor was restored in 2002 following a United Nations intervention.

The music was composed by Afonso Redentor Araújo [de], and the words were written by the poet Francisco Borja da Costa, who was killed at the time of the invasion. It was originally sung exclusively in Portuguese, however, there is now a Tetum version.[1]

History[edit]

"Pátria" was composed in 1975 and originally adopted when East Timor declared itself unilaterally independent from Portugal. However, the country was invaded by Indonesia soon thereafter and the lyrics' writer, Francisco Borja da Costa, was killed. It was re-adopted when the independence of East Timor was restored in 2002 following a United Nations intervention.[2][3]

The letter was only in Portuguese, but now there is a version in Tetum, the national language and co-official in the country.[4]

Legislation[edit]

The infraconstitutional officialization and the forms of ceremony of uses of the state anthem are regulated by the Law of the National Symbols of Timor-Leste.[5]

Lyrics[edit]

Tetum IPA transcription
(Tetum version)
Portuguese English
First verse

Pátria, Pátria, Timór-Leste, ita-nia Nasaun.
Glória ba Povu no ba ita-nia eróis libertasaun nasionál.
Pátria, Pátria, Timór-Leste, ita-nia Nasaun.
Glória ba Povu no ba ita-nia eróis libertasaun nasionál.

Pátria, Pátria, Timor-Leste, nossa Nação.
Glória ao povo e aos heróis da nossa libertação.
Pátria, Pátria, Timor-Leste, nossa Nação.
Glória ao povo e aos heróis da nossa libertação.

Fatherland, fatherland, East Timor our Nation.
Glory to the people and to the heroes of our liberation.
Fatherland, fatherland, East Timor our Nation.
Glory to the people and to the heroes of our liberation.

Second verse

Ita manán hasoru kolonializmu, ita hakilar:
Hatuun imperializmu.
Rai livre, Povu livre,
Lae, lae, lae ba esplorasaun.

Vencemos o colonialismo, gritamos:
Abaixo o imperialismo.
Terra livre, povo livre,
Não, não, não à exploração.

We vanquish colonialism, we cry:
down with imperialism!
Free land, free people,
No, no no to exploitation.

Third verse

Bá oin hamutuk, laran-metin no barani.
Halo funu hasoru imperializmu
Inimigu Povu hotu-hotu nian, to’o vitória finál
Liu dalan revolusaun.

Avante unidos firmes e decididos.
Na luta contra o imperialismo
O inimigo dos povos, até à vitória final.
Pelo caminho da revolução.

Let us go forward, united, firm and determined
In the struggle against imperialism,
the enemy of people, until final victory,
onward to revolution.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Upon declaration of independence from Portugal.
  2. ^ Due to the Indonesian invasion.
  3. ^ Upon independence being restored.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Símbolu Nasionál" (in Tetum). Governul Timor-Leste. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  2. ^ Tiago José Berg (2008). Hinos de todos os países do mundo (in Portuguese) (1ª ed.). São Paulo: Panda Books. p. 264. ISBN 9788578882358.
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2E0cZCHRjE
  4. ^ "Símbolu Nasionál" (in Tetum). Timor-leste.gov.tl. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  5. ^ Lei dos símbolos nacionais de Timor-Leste. Secretaria de Estado das Artes e Cultura de Timor-Leste. Retrieved 22 July 2016.

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