Mlungu dalitsani Malawi,
Gonjetsani adani onse,
Njala, nthenda, nsanje.
Lunzitsani mitima yathu,
Mdalitse Mtsogo leri na fe,
Ndi Mai Malawi.
Malawi ndziko lokongola,
La chonde ndi ufulu,
Nyanja ndi mphepo ya m'mapiri,
Zigwa, mapiri, nthaka, dzinthu,
Nkhalango, madambo abwino.
O! Ufulu tigwirizane,
Ndi chikondi, khama, kumvera,
Pa nkhondo nkana pa mtendere,
Mai, bambo, tidzipereke,
O God bless our land of Malawi,
Keep it a land of peace.
Put down each and every enemy,
Hunger, disease, envy.
Join together all our hearts as one,
That we be free from fear.
Bless our leader, each and every one,
And Mother Malawi.
Our own Malawi, this land so fair,
Fertile and brave and free.
With its lakes, refreshing mountain air,
How greatly blest are we.
Hills and valleys, soil so rich and rare,
Give us a bounty free.
Wood and forest, plains so broad and fair,
Freedom ever, let us all unite
To build up Malawi.
With our love, our zeal and loyalty,
Bringing our best to her.
In time of war, or in time of peace,
One purpose and one goal.
Men and women serving selflessly
In building Malawi.
|Flag History||The leading force in the struggle for independence was the Malawi Congress PArty. Its flag, a horizontal tricolor of black-red-green served as the basis for the national flag. A sun emblem was added to symbolize the dawn of hope and freedom for the hwole of Africa. The black stands for the people of Africa, the red symbolizes the blood of the martyrs of African freedom, and the green represents the vegetation of Malawi.|
|Flag Date of Adoption||6 July 1964|
|Flag Symbolism||three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and green with a radiant, rising, red sun centered in the black band|