Friday, December 11, 2009

-Ethiopian Natioinal Anthem-

Recently, De-De and I after looking in some books decided to listen to the National Anthem in Ethiopia. Here is a website which will play you the music and below are the words--first in Amharic and then translated in English. Above is a map of Ethiopia...



Amahrian Lyrics:
Whedefit Gesgeshi Woude Henate Ethiopia

Yäzêgennät Keber Bä-Ityopp'yachen S'änto
Tayyä Hezbawinnät Dar Eskädar Bärto.
Läsälam Läfeteh Lähezboch Näs'annat;
Bä'ekkulennät Bäfeqer Qomänal Bä'andennät.
Mäsärätä S'enu Säbe'enan Yalsharen;
Hezboch Nän Läsera Bäsera Yänoren.
Denq Yäbahel Mädräk Yä'ahuri Qers Baläbet;
Yätäfät'ro S'ägga Yä'akuri Qers Baläbet;
Ennet'äbbeqeshallän Alläbben Adära;
Ityopp'yachchen nuri Eññam Banchi Ennekura!

English Translation:
March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia

Respect for citizenship is strong in our Ethiopia;
National pride is seen, shining from one side to another.
For peace, for justice, for the freedom of peoples,
In equality and in love we stand united.
Firm of foundation, we do not dismiss humanness;
We are peoples who live through work.
Wonderful is the stage of tradition, mistress of proud heritage,
Mother of natural virtue, mother of a valorous people.
We shall protect you - we have a duty;
Our Ethiopia, live! And let us be proud of you!
Posted By:
~The Big Sister

2 comments:

Green Gardening Girl said...

I expect y'all to sing that on video for us. WITH proper pronunciation!!!

Just Kidding,

Jess

Tricia said...

Glad to see how you all are learning about Ethiopia - how exciting!