Kiribati National Anthem

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Anthem History

"Teirake kaini Kiribati", adopted upon 1979 independence from Great Britian. Words and Music by: Urium Tamuera Ioteba

Anthem Lyrics

Teirake kaini Kiribati


Teirake kaini Kiribati,

Anene ma te kakatonga,

Tauraoi nakon te nwioko,

Ma ni buokia aomata.

Tauaninne n te raoiroi,

Tangiria aoma ta nako.

Tauaninne n te raoiroi,

Tangiria aomata.

Reken te kabaia ma te rau

Ibuakoia kaain abara

Bon reken abara

Bon reken te nano ae banin

Ma te i-tangitangiri naba.

Ma ni wakina te kab'aia,

Ma n neboa abara.

Ma ni wakina te kab'aia,

Ma n neboa abara.

Ti butiko ngkoe Atuara

Kawakinira ao kairika

Nakon taai aika i maira.

Buokira ni baim ae akoi.

Kakabaia ara Tautaeka

Ma ake a makuri iai.

Kakabaia ara Tautaeka

Ma aomata ni bane.

Anthem Lyrics English

Stand up, Kiribati!

Sing with jubilation!

Prepare to accept responsibility

And to help each other!

Be steadfastly righteous!

Love all our people!

Be steadfastly righteous!

Love all our people!

The attainment of contentment

And peace by our people

Will be achieved when all

Our hearts beat as one,

Love one another!

Promote happiness and unity!

Love one another!

Promote happiness and unity!

We beseech You, O God,

To protect and lead us

In the days to come.

Help us with Your loving hand.

Bless our Government

And all our people!

Bless our Government

And all our people!

Kiribati Flag

Flag Date of Adoption 12 July 1979
Flag Symbolism the upper half is red with a yellow frigate bird flying over a yellow rising sun, and the lower half is blue with three horizontal wavy white stripes to represent the ocean

the bird is a symbol of authority, freedom and traditional dances. The sun stands for the Equator, whose length whithin the borders of Kiribati is more than 400 km (2500 miles). The white and blues waves symbolize the Pacific Ocean of which some 5 million sq. km (2 million sq miles) belong to Kiriboti.

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