Mungu ibariki Afrika

national anthem of Tanzania

"Mungu ibariki Afrika" (Swahili pronunciation: [mu.ᵑɡu i.ɓɑ.ri.ki ɑ.fri.kɑ]; Arabic: نشيد تنزانيا الوطني; "God bless Africa") is the national anthem of Tanzania. It has the same tune as "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika".

LyricsEdit

Swahili lyrics[1][2] IPA transcription English translation[2][3]

I
Mungu ibariki Afrika
Wabariki Viongozi wake
Hekima Umoja na Amani
Hizi ni ngao zetu
Afrika na watu wake.


Kiitikio ya kwanza:
Ibariki Afrika, Ibariki Afrika
Tubariki watoto wa Afrika.

II
Mungu ibariki Tanzania
Dumisha uhuru na Umoja
Wake kwa Waume na Watoto
Mungu Ibariki
Tanzania na watu wake.


Kiitikio ya pili:
Ibariki Tanzania, Ibariki Tanzania
Tubariki watoto wa Tanzania.

1
[mu.ᵑɡu i.ɓɑ.ri.ki ɑ.fri.kɑ]
[wɑ.ɓɑ.ri.ki vi.ɔ.ᵑɡɔ.zi wɑ.kɛ]
[hɛ.ki.mɑ u.mɔ.ʄɑ nɑ ɑ.mɑ.ni]
[hi.zi ni ᵑɡɑ.ɔ zɛ.tu]
[ɑ.fri.kɑ nɑ wɑ.tu wɑ.kɛ]

[kiː.ti.ki.ɔ jɑ kwɑ.ⁿzɑ]
[i.ɓɑ.ri.ki ɑ.fri.kɑ i.ɓɑ.ri.ki ɑ.fri.kɑ]
[tu.ɓɑ.ri.ki wɑ.tɔ.tɔ wɑ ɑ.fri.kɑ]

2
[mu.ᵑɡu i.ɓɑ.ri.ki tɑ.ⁿzɑ.ni.ɑ]
[ɗu.mi.ʃɑ u.hu.ru nɑ u.mɔ.ʄɑ]
[wɑ.kɛ kwɑ wɑ.u.mɛ nɑ wɑ.tɔ.tɔ]
[mu.ᵑɡu i.ɓɑ.ri.ki]
[tɑ.ⁿzɑ.ni.ɑ nɑ wɑ.tu wɑ.kɛ]

[kiː.ti.ki.ɔ jɑ pi.li]
[i.ɓɑ.ri.ki tɑ.ⁿzɑ.ni.ɑ i.ɓɑ.ri.ki tɑ.ⁿzɑ.ni.ɑ]
[tu.ɓɑ.ri.ki wɑ.tɔ.tɔ wɑ tɑ.ⁿzɑ.ni.ɑ]

I
God bless Africa
Bless its leaders
Wisdom, unity and peace
These are our shields
Africa and its people.

Chorus I:
Bless Africa, Bless Africa
Bless us, the children of Africa.

II
God bless Tanzania
Grant eternal freedom and unity
To its women, men and children
God bless
Tanzania and its people.

Chorus II:
Bless Tanzania, Bless Tanzania
Bless us, the children of Tanzania.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tovuti Kuu ya Serikali: Wimbo wa Taifa". Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. 2022-03-01. Archived from the original on 2022-03-01. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The National symbols". Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Rome. Retrieved 2022-03-21.
  3. "Tanzania Government Portal: National Anthem". Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. 2020-10-28. Archived from the original on 2020-10-28. Retrieved 2022-03-21.