Guinea-Bissau National Anthem

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Anthem History

"Esta é a Nossa Pátria Bem Amada" ("This Is Our Beloved Country") is the national anthem of Guinea-Bissau. Written and composed by Amílcar Cabral, it was adopted upon independence in 1974.

Anthem Lyrics

Sol, suor e o verde e mar,

Séculos de dor e esperança:

Esta é a terra dos nossos avós!

Fruto das nossas mãos,

Da flor do nosso sangue:

Esta é a nossa pátria amada.

CHORUS:

Viva a pátria gloriosa!

Floriu nos céus a bandeira da luta.

Avante, contra o jugo estrangeiro!

Nós vamos construir

Na pátria immortal

A paz e o progresso!

Nós vamos construir

Na pátria imortal

A paz e o progresso! paz e o progresso!

Ramos do mesmo tronco,

Olhos na mesma luz:

Esta é a força da nossa união!

Cantem o mar e a terra

A madrugada e o sol

Que a nossa luta fecundou.

CHORUS

Anthem Lyrics English

Sun, sweat, verdure and sea,

Centuries of pain and hope;

This is the land of our ancestors.

Fruit of our hands,

Of the flower of our blood:

This is our beloved country.

CHORUS:

Long live our glorious country!

The banner of our struggle

Has fluttered in the skies.

Forward, against the foreign yoke!

We are going to build

Peace and progress

In our immortal country!

Peace and progress

In our immortal country!

Branches of the same trunk,

Eyes in the same light;

This is the force of our unity!

The sea and the land,

The dawn and the sun are singing

That our struggle has borne fruit!

CHORUS

Guinea-Bissau Flag

Guinea-Bissau Flag

Flag History In August 1961 the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde adopted a flag in pan-African colors with the party initials (PAIGC) beneath a black star. When independence was proclaimed the flag, without the initial, became the national flag of Guinea-Bissau.

The red stands for the suffering under colonial rule and for the blood shed in the struggle for independece. The yellow symbolizes the fruits of work that contribute to well-being. The green represents the tropical forests of the country and hope for a bright future. The star is a symbol of Africa and its people.

Flag Date of Adoption 24 September 1973
Flag Symbolism two equal horizontal bands of yellow (top) and green with a vertical red band on the hoist side; there is a black five-pointed star centered in the red band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia

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