Mali National Anthem

Anthem History

A former French colony in Saharan Africa, its independence and national anthem was granted in 1962.

Anthem Lyrics

A ton appel Mali


Pour ta prospérité


Fidèle à ton destin


Nous serons tous unis


Un peuple, un but, une foi


Pour une Afrique unie


Si l'ennemi découvre son front


Au dedans ou au dehors


Debout sur les remparts


Nous sommes résolus de mourir

CHORUS:


Pour l'Afrique et pour toi Mali


Notre drapeau sera liberté


Pour l'Afrique et pour toi Mali


Notre combat sera unité


Ô Mali d'aujourd'hui


Ô Mali de demain


Les champs fleurissent d'espérance


Les coeurs vibrent de confiance

L'Afrique se lève enfin


Saluons ce jour nouveau


Saluons la liberté


Marchons vers l'unité


Dignité retrouvée


Soutient notre combat


Fidèle à notre serment


De faire l'Afrique unie


Ensemble debout mes frères


Tous au rendez-vous de l'honneur

CHORUS

Debout villes et campagnes


Debout femmes, jeunes et vieux


Pour la patrie en marche


Vers l'avenir radieux


Pour notre dignité


Renforçons bien nos rangs


Pour le salut public


Forgeons le bien commun


Ensemble au coude à coude


Faisons le sentier du bonheur



CHORUS

La voie est dure très dure


Qui mène au bonheur commun


Courage et dévouement


Vigilance à tout moment


Vérité des temps anciens


Vérité de tous les jours


Le bonheur par le labeur


Fera le Mali de demain

CHORUS

Anthem Lyrics English

At your call, Mali,


So that you may prosper,


Faithful to your destiny,


We shall all be united,


One people, one goal, one faith


For a united Africa.


If the enemy should show himself


Within or without,


On the ramparts,


We are ready to stand and die.

CHORUS:


For Africa and for you, Mali,


Our banner shall be liberty.


For Africa and for you, Mali,


Our fight shall be for unity.


Oh, Mali of today,


Oh, Mali of tomorrow,


The fields are flowering with hope


And hearts are thrilling with confidence.

Africa is at last arising,


Let us greet this new day.


Let us greet freedom,


Let us march towards unity.


Refound dignity


Supports our struggle.


Faithful to our oath


To make a united Africa,


Together, arise, my brothers,


All to the place where honour calls.

CHORUS

Stand up, towns and countryside,


Stand up, women, stand up young and old,


For the Fatherland on the road


Towards a radiant future.


For the sake of our dignity


Let us strengthen our ranks;


For the public well-being


Let us forge the common good.


Together, shoulder to shoulder,


Let us work for happiness.

CHORUS

The road is hard, very hard,


That leads to common happiness.


Courage and devotion,


Constant vigilance,


Courage and devotion,


Constant vigilance,


Truth from olden times,


The truths of every day,


Happiness through effort


Will build the Mali of tomorrow.

CHORUS

Mali Flag

Mali Flag

Flag History green represents nature, yellow is for purity and mineral resources. Red is for bravery and blood shed in the struggle for independence.
Flag Date of Adoption 1 March 1961
Flag Symbolism three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), yellow, and red; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia

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