Eritrea National Anthem

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Anthem History

Ertra, Ertra, Ertra is national anthem of Eritrea. Song was adopted in 1993, soon after country became independent. The song is written by Solomon Tsehaye Beraki, composed by Isaac Abraham Meharezghi and Aron Tekle Tesfatsion

Anthem Lyrics

Ertra, Ertra, Ertra,

Beal dema'nalkese tedem sisu,

Meswaéta bharnet tdebisu.

Mewaél nekhisa'b élame

Témrti tsnat koynu sma,

Ertra za haben wtsuat,

Ameskira haki kem téwet.

CHORUS:

Ertra, Ertra,

Abalem chebitato gbué kbra.

Anthem Lyrics English

Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea, Her enemy decimated and her sacrifices vindicated by liberation.

Steadfast in her goal, symbolising endurance, Eritrea, the pride of her oppressed people, proved that the truth prevails.

Eritrea, Eritrea holds her rightful place in the world.

Eritrea Flag

Eritrea Flag

Flag History The basic design of this flag is identical to the flag of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front. The olive wreath with an upright branch in the center recalls the emblem on the first flag of Eritrea (1952).
Flag Date of Adoption 5 December 1995
Flag Symbolism red isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) dividing the flag into two right triangles; the upper triangle is green, the lower one is blue; a gold wreath encircling a gold olive branch is centered on the hoist side of the red triangle; green stands for the country's agriculture economy, red signifies the blood shed in the fight for freedom, and blue symbolizes the bounty of the sea; the wreath-olive branch symbol is similar to that on the first flag of Eritrea from 1952; the shape of the red triangle broadly mimics the shape of the country

note: one of several flags where a prominent component of the design reflects the shape of the country; other such flags are those of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, and Vanuatu

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