Qolobaa Calankeed

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Qoloba Calankeed
الثناء على العلم
English: Praise to the flag

National anthem of  Somalia
Also known as"Qoloba Calenkeedu Waa Cayn oo"
LyricsAbdullahi Qarshe, 1959
MusicAbdullahi Qarshe, 1959
Adopted1 August 2012 (2012-08-01)
Audio sample
"Qoloba Calankeed" (instrumental)

"Qoloba Calankeed" (Arabic: الثناء على العلم‎; English: "Praise to the Flag") is the national anthem of Somalia.


The music was written and sung by Abdullahi Qarshe.[1][2] It was adopted on 1 August 2012 with the passage of the Somali national constitution,[3] in which it is enshrined.

Even though "Soomaaliyeey toosoo" is often used as a de facto national anthem, the official national anthem for Somalia is "Qoloba Calankeed".

Somali lyrics[edit]

Qolobaa calankeedu,
waa ceynoo,
Innaga keenu waa,
Cirkoo kale ee,
aan caadnalahayn,
Ee caashaqayee.
Xidigyahay cadi waad,
Naa ciidamisee,
Carradaa kaligaa
aadow curad ee
cadceeda sideeda
la caan noqo eey
Cishadad dhalataad calooshaydii
Sidii culaygii cidaad marisee
ha ku celin cawoy dhahe ee

English lyrics[edit]

Any nation’s flag, bears its own color
The sky (above us), does ours look like
Defects it has none; love it with candor
Oh you White Star, at your service we are
Superior you are, in any part of our land
Be famous oh Star, like the sun (of the far)
On the day you arose, our hearts you have
Purified with pureness, (Oh you our flag)
Lord may not dim you, pray we in this night
The detached part of, our forces of five
I beseech from God, their return you cause
This fate that wrote, for us to meet now

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The CIA world factbook 2007, p.778".
  2. ^ "The Statesman's Yearbook 2014: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World, by Barry turner , p.1116".
  3. ^ Federal Republic of Somalia - Provisional Constitution (1 August 2012), Somalia

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