National anthem of East Timor
|Lyrics||Francisco Borja da Costa, 1975|
|Music||Afonso de Araujo, 1975|
"Pátria" ("Fatherland") is the national anthem of East Timor. It was first used when East Timor unilaterally declared its independence from Portugal in 1975, moments before the Indonesian invasion. It was officially adopted as the national anthem when independence of East Timor was restored in 2002. It is the only national anthem in Southeast Asia not sung in indigenous Southeast Asian language but in Portuguese, a European language and also the co-official language of the country.
The music was composed by Afonso de Araujo, and the words were written by the poet Francisco Borja da Costa, who was killed on the day of the invasion. It was originally sung exclusively in Portuguese, however, there is now a Tetum version
- "Símbolu Nasionál" (in Tetum). Governul Timor-Leste. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
- Timor Crocodilo Voador - This Brazil-based website about East Timor information includes an .mp3 file of the Full Anthem.
- Visit East Timor | Timor-Leste Travel Guide - The Tourism website of East Timor.
- Timor Leste: Pátria - Audio of the national anthem of Timor Leste, with information and lyrics