"Aegukka", Korean for "Patriotic Song", is North Korea's national anthem. To celebrate the country's independence from imperial Japan, it was written by Pak Se-yong and composed by Kim Won-gyun, then it was adopted in 1947 shortly after.
|National anthem of||North Korea (DPRK)|
It should not be confused with South Korea's anthem, which has the same name but uses a different romanisation scheme. It is sometimes also known by the first bit of the song, Achhimŭn pinnara (아침은 빛나라), meaning Let Morning Shine.
Poetic English translationEdit
Shine bright, you dawn, on this land so fair;
So rich in silver and in gold you are.
Thy country of three thousand ri;
Your history spans five millennia.
𝄆 Rich in cultural heritage,
Our people ever were renowned and sage
And as with heart and soul we strive –
Korea shall forever thrive! 𝄇
The spirit o' Paektu we embrace,
'Tis where our love o' toil dwelleth,
United with truth, our strong will shall face
The whole world and set forth.
𝄆 O nation – thy will our People built
Braceth fierce waves mightily
Our united Korea the Great
Fourisheth eternally! 𝄇
- https://dprktoday.com/index.php?type=72&no=4093&for=e National Anthem of the DPRK. DPRK Today. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=rh5h4bZgkhEC&pg=PA273&dq=aegukka+pak+se-yong&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjcsPfR8JnTAhXF34MKHZu-D-cQ6AEILTAD#v=onepage&q=aegukka%20pak%20se-yong&f=false Hoare, James E. (2012-07-13). Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Scarecrow Press. p. 273. ISBN 9780810879874. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
- https://lyrics-on.net/en/1012153-north-korean-national-anthem-aegukka-lyrics.html National Anthems & Patriotic Songs "North Korean National Anthem - Aegukka (애국가)" lyrics. Lyrics-on.
- Based on Wiktionary's Korean pronunciation.