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National anthems around the world

A list of national anthems from around the world

National anthems around the world

Posted on

11 Jun 2021

national anthem (noun)

A solemn patriotic song officially adopted by a country as an expression of national identity.

National anthems are patriotic musical compositions that evoke the history and traditions of a country and its people. Typically, national anthems are recognised either by a nation’s government or by convention through use by its people. National anthems rose in popularity in the 19th century with many country’s around the world adopting the custom. However, some national anthems originated much earlier. The Netherlands’ national anthem, Wilhelmus, was written between 1568 and 1572 but did not become the official anthem until 1932.

National anthems are used in a wide array of contexts. They are most commonly played on national holidays, festivals and sports events. Usually marches or hymns, national anthems are typically written and recited in the most common language of the country though some nations have multiple versions to reflect multiple languages. For example, Switzerland’s national anthem is in four languages; French, German, Italian and Romansh

National anthems around the world

  • National anthem of Afghanistan: "Millī Surūd"
  • National anthem of Albania: “Betimi mbi Flamur”
  • National anthem of Algeria: “Kassaman”
  • National anthem of Andorra: “El Gran Carlemany”
  • National anthem of Angola: “Angola Avante”
  • National anthem of Antigua and Barbuda: “Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee”
  • National anthem of Argentina: “Himno Nacional Argentino”
  • National anthem of Armenia: “Mer Hayrenik”
  • National anthem of Australia: “Advance Australia Fair”
  • National anthem of Austria: "Bundeshymne der Republik Österreich"
  • National anthem of Azerbaijan: "Azərbaycan Marşı"
  • National anthem of the Bahamas: “March On, Bahamaland”
  • National anthem of Bahrain: “Bahrainona”
  • National anthem of Bangladesh: “Amar Shonar Bangla”
  • National anthem of Barbados: “In Plenty and In Time of Need”
  • National anthem of Belarus: “My Belarusy”
  • National anthem of Belgium: "La Brabançonne"
  • National anthem of Belize: “Land of the Free”
  • National anthem of Benin: “L’Aube Nouvelle”
  • National anthem of Bhutan: “Druk Tsendhen”
  • National anthem of Bolivia: “Himno Nacional de Bolivia”
  • National anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina: "Državna himna Bosne i Hercegovine"
  • National anthem of Botswana: “Fatshe Leno la Rona”
  • National anthem of Brazil: “Hino Nacional Brasileiro”
  • National anthem of Brunei: “Allah Peliharakan Sultan”
  • National anthem of Bulgaria: “Mila Rodino”
  • National anthem of Burkina Faso: “Une Seule Nuit”
  • National anthem of Burundi: “Burundi Bwacu”
  • National anthem of Cambodia: “Nokor Reach”
  • National anthem of Cameroon: "O Cameroun, Berceau de nos Ancêtres"
  • National anthem of Canada: "Ô Canada"
  • National anthem of Cape Verde: "Cântico da Liberdade"
  • National anthem of Central African Republic: “La Renaissance”
  • National anthem of Chad: “La Tchadienne”
  • National anthem of Chile: “Himno Nacional de Chile”
  • National anthem of China: "Yìyǒngjūn Jìnxíngqǔ"
  • National anthem of Colombia: "Himno Nacional de la República de Colombia"
  • National anthem of Comoros: "Udzima wa ya Masiwa"
  • National anthem of Democratic Republic of the Congo: “Debout Congolais”
  • National anthem of Republic of the Congo: “La Congolaise”
  • National anthem of Costa Rica: "Himno Nacional de Costa Rica"
  • National anthem of Croatia: "Lijepa Maša Domovino"
  • National anthem of Cuba: “El Himno de Bayamo”
  • National anthem of Cyprus: "Ýmnos eis tīn Eleutherían"
  • National anthem of Czech Republic: "Kde Domov Můj"
  • National anthem of Denmark: "Der er et Yndigt Land"
  • National anthem of Djibouti: “Djibouti”
  • National anthem of Dominica: “Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendour”
  • National anthem of Dominican Republic: “Himno Nacional”
  • National anthem of East Timor: "Pátria"
  • National anthem of Ecuador: “Salve, Oh Patria”
  • National anthem of Egypt: “Bilady, Bilady, Bilady”
  • National anthem of El Salvador: “Himno Nacional de El Salvador”
  • National anthem of Equatorial Guinea: "Caminemos Pisando las Sendas de Nuestra Inmensa Felicidad"
  • National anthem of Eritrea: “Ertra, Ertra, Ertra”
  • National anthem of Estonia: "Mu Isamaa, Mu õnn ja Rõõm"
  • National anthem of Eswatini: "Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati"
  • National anthem of Ethiopia: "Wodefit Gesgeshi, Widd Innat Ityopp'ya"
  • National anthem of Fiji: “Meda Dau Doka”
  • National anthem of Finland: “Maamme”
  • National anthem of France: "La Marseillaise"
  • National anthem of Gabon: “La Concorde”
  • National anthem of The Gambia: “For The Gambia Our Homeland”
  • National anthem of Georgia: "Tavisupleba"
  • National anthem of Germany: "Lied der Deutschen"
  • National anthem of Ghana: “God Bless Our Homeland Ghana”
  • National anthem of Greece: "Ýmnos eis tīn Eleutherían"
  • National anthem of Grenada: “Hail Grenada”
  • National anthem of Guatemala: “Himno Nacional de Guatemala”
  • National anthem of Guinea: "Liberté"
  • National anthem of Guinea-Bissau: "Esta É a Nossa Pátria Bem Amada"
  • National anthem of Guyana: “Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains”
  • National anthem of Haiti: “La Dessalinienne”
  • National anthem of Honduras: “Himno Nacional de Honduras”
  • National anthem of Hungary: “Himnusz”
  • National anthem of Iceland: "Lofsöngur"
  • National anthem of India: “Jana Gana Mana”
  • National anthem of Indonesia: “Indonesia Raya”
  • National anthem of Iran: "Soroud-e Melli-e Jomhouri-e Eslami-e Iran"
  • National anthem of Iraq: “Mawtini”
  • National anthem of Ireland: "Amhrán na bhFiann"
  • National anthem of Israel: “HaTikvah”
  • National anthem of Italy: "Il Canto degli Italiani"
  • National anthem of Ivory Coast: "L'Abidjanaise"
  • National anthem of Jamaica: “Jamaica, Land We Love”
  • National anthem of Japan: “Kimigayo”
  • National anthem of Jordan: "Al-salam Al-malaki Al-urdoni"
  • National anthem of Kazakhstan: "Meniñ Qazaqstanım"
  • National anthem of Kenya: "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu"
  • National anthem of Kiribati: “Teirake Kaini Kiribati”
  • National anthem of North Korea: “Aegukka”
  • National anthem of South Korea: “Aegukka”
  • National anthem of Kuwait: “Al-Nasheed Al-Watani”
  • National anthem of Kyrgyzstan: "Kyrgyz Respublikasynyn Mamlekettik Gimni"
  • National anthem of Laos: “Pheng Xat Lao”
  • National anthem of Latvia: "Dievs, svētī Latviju!"
  • National anthem of Lebanon: “Lebanese National Anthem”
  • National anthem of Lesotho: "Lesotho Fatše La Bontata Rona"
  • National anthem of Liberia: “All Hail, Liberia, Hail!”
  • National anthem of Libya: “Libya, Libya, Libya”
  • National anthem of Liechtenstein: “Oben am jungen Rhein”
  • National anthem of Lithuania: "Tautiška Giesmė"
  • National anthem of Luxembourg: “Ons Heemecht”
  • National anthem of Madagascar: "Ry Tanindrazanay malala ô!"
  • National anthem of Malawi: "Mulungu dalitsa Malaŵi"
  • National anthem of Malaysia: "Negaraku"
  • National anthem of Maldives: "Gaumii Salaam"
  • National anthem of Mali: “Le Mali”
  • National anthem of Malta: “L-Innu Malti”
  • National anthem of Marshall Islands: “Forever Marshall Islands”
  • National anthem of Mauritania: "Bilada-l ubati-l hudati-l kiram"
  • National anthem of Mauritius: “Motherland”
  • National anthem of Mexico: “Himno Nacional Mexicano”
  • National anthem of Micronesia: “Patriots of Micronesia”
  • National anthem of Moldova: "Limba Noastră"
  • National anthem of Monaco: "Hymne Monégasque"
  • National anthem of Mongolia: "Mongol Ulsiin Töriin Dduulal"
  • National anthem of Montenegro: "Oj, Svijetla Majska Zoro"
  • National anthem of Morocco: "Hymne Chérifien"
  • National anthem of Mozambique: "Pátria Amada"
  • National anthem of Myanmar: “Kaba Ma Kyei”
  • National anthem of Namibia: “Namibia, Land of the Brave”
  • National anthem of Nauru: “Nauru Bwiema”
  • National anthem of Nepal: "Sayaun Thunga Phulka"
  • National anthem of the Netherlands: “Wilhelmus”
  • National anthem of New Zealand: “God Defend New Zealand”
  • National anthem of Nicaragua: "Salve a ti, Nicaragua"
  • National anthem of Niger: "La Nigérienne"
  • National anthem of Nigeria: “Arise, O Compatriots”
  • National anthem of North Macedonia: “Denes nad Makedonija”
  • National anthem of Norway: "Ja, Vi Elsker Dette Landet"
  • National anthem of Oman: "Nashid as-Salaam as-Sultani"
  • National anthem of Pakistan: "Qaumī Tarāna"
  • National anthem of Palau: “Belau Rekid”
  • National anthem of Palestine: “Fida’i”
  • National anthem of Panama: "Himno Istmeño"
  • National anthem of Papua New Guinea: “O Arise, All You Sons”
  • National anthem of Paraguay: “Himno Nacional Paraguayo”
  • National anthem of Peru: “Himno Nacional del Perú"
  • National anthem of Philippines: “Lupang Hinirang”
  • National anthem of Poland: "Mazurek Dąbrowskiego"
  • National anthem of Portugal: "A Portuguesa"
  • National anthem of Qatar: “As Salam al Amiri”
  • National anthem of Romania: "Deșteaptă-te, Române!"
  • National anthem of Russia: "Gosudarstvenny Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii"
  • National anthem of Rwanda: “Rwanda Nziza”
  • National anthem of Saint Kitts and Nevis: “O Land of Beauty!”
  • National anthem of Saint Lucia: “Sons and Daughters of Saint Lucia”
  • National anthem of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: “Saint Vincent, Land so Beautiful”
  • National anthem of Samoa: “The Banner of Freedom”
  • National anthem of San Marino: "Inno Nazionale della Repubblica"
  • National anthem of São Tomé and Príncipe: "Independência Total"
  • National anthem of Saudi Arabia: "As-Salam Al Malaki"
  • National anthem of Senegal: "Pincez Tous vos Koras, Frappez les Balafons"
  • National anthem of Serbia: "Bože Pravde"
  • National anthem of Seychelles: “Koste Seselwa”
  • National anthem of Sierra Leone: “High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free”
  • National anthem of Singapore: "Majulah Singapura"
  • National anthem of Slovakia: "Nad Tatrou sa Blýska"
  • National anthem of Slovenia: "Zdravljica"
  • National anthem of Solomon Islands: “God Save Our Solomon Islands”
  • National anthem of Somalia: "Qolobaa Calankeed"
  • National anthem of South Africa: “National Anthem of South Africa”
  • National anthem of South Sudan: “South Sudan Oyee!”
  • National anthem of Spain: "La Marcha Real"
  • National anthem of Sri Lanka: “Sri Lanka Matha”
  • National anthem of Sudan: "Nahnu Jund Allah Jund Al-watan"
  • National anthem of Suriname: "God zij met ons Suriname"
  • National anthem of Sweden: "Du Gamla, Du Fria"
  • National anthem of Switzerland: “Schweizerpsalm”
  • National anthem of Syria: "Humāt ad-Diyār"
  • National anthem of Tajikistan: "Surudi Milli"
  • National anthem of Tanzania: “Mungu ibariki Afrika”
  • National anthem of Thailand: “Phleng Chat”
  • National anthem of Togo: "Salut à Toi, Pays de Nos Aïeux"
  • National anthem of Tonga: "Ko e fasi ʻo e tuʻi ʻo e ʻOtu Tonga"
  • National anthem of Trinidad and Tobago: “Forged from the Love of Liberty”
  • National anthem of Tunisia: “Humat al-Hima”
  • National anthem of Turkey: "İstiklâl Marşı"
  • National anthem of Turkmenistan: "Garaşsyz, Bitarap Türkmenistanyň Döwlet Gimni"
  • National anthem of Tuvalu: "Tuvalu mo te Atua"
  • National anthem of Uganda: “Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty”
  • National anthem of Ukraine: "Shche ne vmerla Ukraina"
  • National anthem of United Arab Emirates: "Ishy Biladi"
  • National anthem of United Kingdom: “God Save the Queen”
  • National anthem of United States: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
  • National anthem of Uruguay: “Himno Nacional”
  • National anthem of Uzbekistan: "O`zbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi"
  • National anthem of Vanuatu: “Yumi, Yumi, Yumi”
  • National anthem of Vatican City: "Marche Pontificale"
  • National anthem of Venezuela: "Gloria al Bravo Pueblo"
  • National anthem of Vietnam: "Tiến Quân Ca"
  • National anthem of Yemen: “National Anthem of Yemen”
  • National anthem of Zambia: “Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free”
  • National anthem of Zimbabwe: "Simudzai Mureza WeZimbabwe"

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