Djibouti National Anthem

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Anthem History

The national anthem was adopted upon independence from France in 1977. The words are by Aden Elmi and the melody is by Abdi Robleh.

Anthem Lyrics

Djibouti


Somali Transliteration

Hinjinne u sara kaca

Calankaan harraad iyo

Haydaar u mudateen.

Hir cagaarku qariyayiyo

Habkay samadu tahayoo

Xiddig dhi igleh hoorshoo

Caddaan lagu hadheeyaay.

Maxaa haybad kugu yaal!

Anthem Lyrics English

Arise with strength; For we have raised our flag,

The flag which has cost us dear

With extremes of thirst and pain.

Our flag, whose colours are the everlasting green of the earth,

The blue of the sky, and white, the colour of peace;

And in the centre the red star of blood.

Oh flag of ours, what a glorious sight!

Djibouti Flag

Djibouti Flag

Flag History Blue stands for the sea and the sky, green is for the earth and white is for peace. Green and blue are also the colors of the two main population groups, the Afars and Issas. The red star recalls the stuggle for independence and is a symbol of unity.
Flag Date of Adoption 27 June 1977
Flag Symbolism two equal horizontal bands of light blue (top) and light green with a white isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bearing a red five-pointed star in the center

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