March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia
|English: March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia|
National anthem of Ethiopia
|Lyrics||Dereje Melaku Mengesha|
|Music||Solomon Lulu Mitiku|
Wedefit Gesgeshi Widd Innat Ethiopia (Instrumental)
March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia (Amharic: , Wodefit Gesgeshi, Widd Innat Ityopp’ya), also known by its incipit as Honour of Citizenship (የዜግነት ክብር, Yäzégennät Keber), is the national anthem of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
The anthem's lyrics were written by Dereje Melaku Mengesha, and the music was composed by Solomon Lulu Mitiku. The song was adopted in 1992, as part of reforms that followed the dissolution of the Derg government.
የዜግነት ክብር በ ኢትዮጵያችን ጸንቶ
Yäzégennät Keber Bä-Ityopp’yachen S’änto
[jəzegɨnːət kɨbɨr bəi̯tjopʼjat͡ʃɨn t͡s’ənto]
Respect for citizenship is strong in our Ethiopia;
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