Niger Flag

Flag History

The orange represents the Sahara Desert, with the white being a symbol of purity and innocence. The orange disc represent s the sun and symbolizes the sacrifices made by the people, their firm commitment and their determination to defend human rights and justice. The green is a symbol of hope and represents the fertile and productive zone of Niger.

Flag Date of Adoption

23 November 1959

Flag Symbolism

three equal horizontal bands of orange (top), white, and green with a small orange disk centered in the white band; the orange band denotes the drier northern regions of the Sahara; white stands for purity and innocence; green symbolizes hope and the fertile and productive southern and western areas, as well as the Niger River; the orange disc represents the sun and the sacrifices made by the people

note: similar to the flag of India, which has a blue spoked wheel centered in the white band

Niger National Anthem

Anthem History name: "La Nigerienne" (The Nigerien)

lyrics/music: Maurice Albert THIRIET/Robert JACQUET and Nicolas Abel Francois FRIONNET

note: adopted 1961
Anthem Lyrics

La Nigerienne


Auprès du grand Niger puissant

Qui rend la nature plus belle,

Soyons fiers et reconnaissants

De notre liberté nouvelle!

Evitons les vaines querelles

Afin d'épargner notre sang,

Et que les glorieux accents

De notre race soit sans tutelle!

S'élève dans un même élan

Jusqu'à ce ciel éblouissant,

Où veille son âme éternelle

Qui fera le pays plus grand!


Debout! Niger! Debout!

Que notre oeuvre féconde

Rajeunisse le coeur de ce vieux continent!

Et que ce chant s'entende

Aux quatre coins du monde

Comme le cri d'un peuple équitable et vaillant!

Debout! Niger! Debout!

Sur le sol et sur l'onde,

Au son des tam-tams

Dans leur rythme grandissant,

Restons unis toujours,

Et que chacun réponde

A ce noble avenir

Qui nous dit: - En avant!

Anthem Lyrics English Throughout great powerful Niger

Which makes nature more beautiful,

Let us be proud and grateful

Of our new freedom!

Let us avoid vain quarrels

In order to spare ourselves bloodshed,

and may the glorious voices

Of our race be free of domination!

Let us rise in a single leap

As high as the dazzling sky,

Where stands guard its eternal soul

Which will make the country greater!


Arise! Niger! Arise!

May our fruitful labors

Rejuvinate the heart of this old continent!

And may the song be heard

In the four corners of the Earth

As the cry of a fair and valliant people!

Arise! Niger! Arise!

On the ground and on the wave,,

To the sound of the drums

In their growing rythms

Let us always remain united,

And may each one respond

To this noble future

Which tells us: - Go forward!

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