Listen to National Anthem
"Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit" (You Our Ancient Land) is the national anthem of Greenland, a dependency of Denmark. The anthem was adopted in 1916, written by Henrik Lund (words) and Jonathan Petersen (music) created the anthem. Since 1979 "Nuna asiilasooq" (The Land of Great Length) is also officially recognised as a national anthem, which is used by the self-governing Inuit people.
Nunarput, utoqqarsuanngoravit niaqqut ulissimavoqq qiinik.
Qitornatit kissumiaannarpatit tunillugit sineriavit piinik.
Akullequtaastut merletutut ilinni perotugut tamaani
kalaallinik imminik taajumavugut niaqquit ataqqinartup saani.
Atortillugillu tamaasa pisit ingerlaniarusuleqaagut,
nutarterlugillu noqitsigisatit siumut, siumut piumaqaagut.
Inersimalersut ingerlanerat tungaalitsiterusuleqaarput,
oqaatsit "aviisit" qanoq kingunerat atussasoq erinigileqaarput.
Taqilluni naami atunngiveqaaq, kalaallit siumut makigitsi.
Inuttut inuuneq pigiuminaqaaq, saperasi isumaqaleritsi.
Anthem Lyrics English
Our country, which has become so old your head is all covered with white hair.
Always held us, your children, in your bosom and gave us the riches of your coasts.
As middle children in the family we blossomed here Kalaallit,
we want to call ourselves before your proud and honourable head.
With a burning desire to develop what you have to give, renewing,
removing your obstacles of our desire to move forward, forward.
The way of matured societies is our zealous goal to attain;
the effect of speech and letters we long to behold.
Humbleness is not the course, Kalaallit wake up and be proud!
A dignified life is our goal; couragously take a stand.