Afghanistan National Anthem

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Anthem History

adopted 2006; the 2004 constitution of the post-Taliban government mandated that a new national anthem should be written containing the phrase "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) and mentioning the names of Afghanistan's ethnic groups

Anthem Lyrics

Daa watan afghanistan do daa ezzat de har afghan di

Kor de soli kor de tori har bachi ye qahraman di

Daa watan di tolo kor di de balocho, de uzbako

De pashtoon aw hazarwoo de turkmano de tajeko

Worsara arab, gojar di pamirian, noristanian

Barahawi di, qizilbash di ham aimaq, ham pashaiyean

Daa hiwad ba til zaligi laka limar pa eshna aasman

Pa sina ki de asia laka zera wi jawidan

Noom de haq mo di rahbar

Wayoo Allah o Akbar, Wayoo Allah o Akbar, Wayoo Allah o Akbar

Anthem Lyrics English

"Milli Surood" (National Anthem)

This land is Afghanistan – It is the pride of every Afghan

The land of peace, the land of the sword – Its sons are all brave

This is the country of every tribe – Land of Baluch, and Uzbeks

Pashtoons, and Hazaras – Turkman and Tajiks with them,

Arabs and Gojars, Pamirian, Nooristanis

Barahawi, and Qizilbash – Also Aimaq, and Pashaye

This Land will shine for ever – Like the sun in the blue sky

In the chest of Asia – It will remain as the heart for ever

We will follow the one God

We all say, Allah is great, we all say, Allah is great, we all say, Allah is great

Afghanistan Flag

Afghanistan Flag

Flag History This black, red, and green flag was flown in Afghanistan from 1930 until 1973. It was again flown over the presidential palace in Kabul on February 5, 2002, in a ceremony led by interim Afghan leader Hamid Karzai. This flag replaced the flag of the overthrown Taliban.
Flag Date of Adoption 5 Feburary 2002
Flag Symbolism Three equal vertical bands of black(hoist), red, and green, with the gold emblem of Afghanistan in the center; this flag is known as the “King's flag.” Each bar is twice as long as it is wide. The emblem or coat of arms depicts part of a mosque, sheaves of wheat, two banners, the date 1371 (A.D. 1992), which is the date of the Mujahideen victory, and an Arabic inscription that reads, “There is no God but Allah and Muhammed is his messenger.”

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