Mungu ibariki Afrika
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|English: God Bless Africa|
National anthem of
|Music||Enoch Sontonga, 1897|
Mungu ibariki Afrika is the national anthem of Tanzania. The anthem is the Swahili language version of Enoch Sontonga's popular hymn Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika that is also used as Zambia's anthem (with different words) and part of South Africa's.1 It was formerly also used as Zimbabwe's anthem. The word Mungu in Swahili means God and the title of the anthem therefore translates as God bless Africa.
In Finland the same melody is used as the children's psalm Kuule Isä Taivaan (Hear, Heavenly Father). In this form the song has found its way to the common book of psalms used by the major church of Finland.
|Swahili lyrics||English translation|
- "Tanzania: Mungu ibariki Afrika". NationalAnthems.me. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- Tanzania: Mungu ibariki Afrika - Audio of the national anthem of Tanzania, with information and lyrics
- Himnuszok - Mungu ibariki Afrika
- National anthem of Tanznia MIDI