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National Anthems of the World

Name
Anthem
English Translation
Lyrics Writer
Music Composer
Yr Adopted
Afghanistan
'Milli Surood'
'National Anthem'
Abdul Bari Jahani
Babrak Wasa
2006
Akrotiri¹
'God Save the Queen'
[see UK]
 
 
 
 
Albania 
'Hymni i Flamurit'
'Hymn to the Flag'
Aleksandër Stavre Drenova (d.1947)
Ciprian Porumbescu (d.1883)
1912
Algeria
'Kassaman'
'We Pledge'
Moufdi Zakaria (d.1978)
Mohamed Fawzi (d.1966)
1963
American Samoa²
'Amerika Samoa'
'American Samoa'
Mariota Tiumalu Tuiasosopo 
Napoleon Andrew Tuiteleleapaga
1950
Andorra 
'El Gran Carlemany'
'The Great Charlemagne'
Joan Benlloch i Vivò (d.1926)
Enric Marfany Bons (d.1942)
1921
Angola 
'Angola Avante'
'Forward Angola'
Manuel Rui Alves Monteiro (b.1941)
Rui Alberto Vieira Dias Mingao (b.1939)
1975
Anguilla¹
'God Bless Anguilla'
 
Alex Richardson
Alex Richardson
1981
Antigua and Barbuda³
'Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee'
 
Novelle Hamilton Richards (d.1986)
Walter Garnet Picart Chambers (b.1908)
1967
Argentina 
'Himno Nacional Argentino'
'Argentine National Anthem'
Vicente López Y Planes (d.1856)
José Blas Parera (d.c.1830)
1813
Armenia 
'Mer Hayrenik'
'Our Fatherland'
Mikael Ghazari Nalbandian (d.1866)
Barsegh Kanachyan (d.1967)
1991
Aruba
'Aruba Deshi Tera'
'Aruba Precious Country'
Juan Chabaya 'Padu' Lampe
Rufo Inocencio Wever
1986
Australia³
'Advance Australia Fair'
 
Peter Dodds Mccormick (d.1916)
Peter Dodds Mccormick
1984
Austria 
'Bundeshymne'
(aka 'Land der Berge, Land am Strome')
'Federal Hymn'
(aka 'Land of the Mountains, Land on the River')
Paula von Preradović (d.1951)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d.1791) or Johann Holzer (d.1818)
1947
Azerbaijan 
'Azerbaijan Marsi'
'March of Azerbaijan'
Ahmed Javad (d.1937)
Uzeyir Hajibeyov (d.1948)
1992
The Bahamas³
'March On, Bahamaland!'
 
Timothy Gibson (d.1976)
Timothy Gibson
1973
Bahrain 
'Bahrainona'
'Our Bahrain'
Unknown
Unknown
1971, 2002*
Bangladesh 
'Amar Shonar Bangla'
'My Golden Bengal'
Rabindranath Tagore (d.1941)
Rabindranath Tagore
1971
Barbados³
'The National Anthem of Barbados'
(aka 'In Plenty and In Time of Need')
 
Irving Louis Burgie (b.1926)
C. Van Roland Edwards (d.1985)
1966
Belarus 
'My, Bielarusy'
'We Belarusians'
Mikhas Klimkovich (d.1954) & Uladzimir Karyzna
Nester Sakalouski (d.1950)
Music, 1955
Lyrics, 2002
Belgium 
'La Brabanconne'
'The Song of Brabant'
Louis-Alexandre Dechet 'Jennevel' (d.1830) & Charles Rogier (d.1885) [French], Victor Ceulemans [Dutch]
Francois Van Campenhout (d.1948)
1830
Belize³
'Land of the Free'
 
Samuel Alfred Haynes (d.1971)
Selwyn Walford Young (d.1987)
1981
Benin 
'L'Aube Nouvelle'
'The Dawn of a New Day'
Gilbert Jean Dagnon (b.1926)
Gilbert Jean Dagnon
1960
Bermuda¹
'Hail to Bermuda'
 
Bette Johns
Bette Johns
 
Bhutan 
'Druk tsendhen'
'The Thunder Dragon Kingdom'
Gyaldun Dasho Thinley Dorji (d.1966)
Aku Tongmi (b.1913)
1953
Bolivia 
'Cancion Patriotica'
'Patriotic Song'
José Ignacio de Sanjinés (d.1864)
Leopoldo Benedetto Vincenti Franti (d.1914)
1852
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
'Drzavna himna Bosne i Hercegovine'
'The National Anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina'
Dušan Šestić & Benjamin Isović
Dušan Sestić
Music, 1999
Lyrics, 2009
Botswana
'Fatshe leno la rona'
'Our Land'
Kgalemang Tumedisco Motsete (d.1974)
Kgalemang Tumedisco Motsete
1966
Brazil
'Hino Nacional Brasileiro'
'Brazilian National Anthem'
Joaquim Osório Duque Estrada (d.1927)
Francisco Manoel da Silva (d.1865)
Music, 1890
Lyrics, 1922
British Virgin Islands¹
'God Save the Queen'
[see UK]
 
 
 
 
Brunei
'Allah Peliharakan Sultan'
'God Bless His Majesty'
Pengiran Haji Mohamed Yusuf bin Pengiran Abdul Rahim (b.1923)
Awang Haji Besar bin Sagap (d.1988)
1951
Bulgaria
'Mila Rodino'
'Dear Homeland'
Tsvetan Tsvetkov Radoslavov (d.1931), et al.
Tsvetan Tsvetkov Radoslavov
1964
Burkina Faso
'Le Ditanye'
(aka 'Une Seule Nuit')
'Anthem of Victory'
(aka 'One Single Night')
Thomas Sankara (d.1987)
Thomas Sankara
1974
Burundi
'Burundi Bwacu'
'Our Beloved Burundi'
Jean-Baptiste Ntahokaja (b. 1920) with a student group
Marc Barengayabo (b.1934)
1962
Cambodia
'Nokoreach'
'Royal Kingdom'
Chuon Nat (d. 1969)
F. Perruchot & J. Jekyll
1941, 1993†
Cameroon
'O Cameroun, Berceau de nos Ancetres'
(aka 'Chant de Ralliement')
'O Cameroon, Cradle of Our Forefathers'
(aka 'The Rallying Song)
René Djam Afame (d.1981) with a student group [French], Bernard Nsokika Fonlon [English]
Rene Djam Afame, Samuel Minkio Bamba (b.1911), Moïse Nyatte Nko'o (d.1978)
1957, 1948‡
Canada³
'O Canada'
 
Robert Stanley Weir (d.1926) [English], Adolphe-Basile Routhier (d.1920) [French]
attrib. to Calixa Lavallée (d.1891)
1980
Cape Verde
'Cantico da Liberdade'
'Song of Freedom'
Amilcar Spencer Lopes
Adalberto Higino Tavares Silva
1996
Cayman Islands¹
'Beloved Isle Cayman'
 
Leila E. Ross
Leila E. Ross
1993
Central African Republic 
'Le Renaissance'
'The Renaissance'
Barthélémy Boganda (d.1959)
Herbert Pepper (b.1922)
1960
Chad 
'La Tchadienne'
'The Chadian'
Louis Gidrol (b.1922)  with a student group
Paul Villard (d.1986)
1960
Chile
'Himno Nacional de Chile'
'National Anthem of Chile'
Eusebio Lillo Robles (d.1910) & Bernardo de Vera y Pintado (d.1826)
Ramón Carnicer y Battle (d.1855)
Music, 1828
Lyrics, 1847
China
'Yiyonggjun Jinxingqu'
(aka 'Zhongguo Guoge')
'The March of the Volunteers'
(aka 'Chinese National Song')
Tian Han (d.1968)
Nie Er (d.1935)
1949
Christmas Island
'Advance Australia Fair'
[see Australia]
 
 
 
 
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
'Advance Australia Fair'
[see Australia]
 
 
 
 
Colombia
'Himno Nacional de la Republica de Colombia'
'National Anthem of the Republic of Colombia'
Rafael Núñez (d.1894)
Oreste Sindici (d.1904)
1920
Comoros
'Udzima wa ya Masiwa'
'The Union of the Great Islands'
Said Hachim Sidi Abderemane (b.1942)
Said Hachim Sidi Abderemane & Kamildine Abdallah (d.1982)
 1978
Democratic Republic of the Congo
'Debout Congolaise'
'Arise Congolese'
Joseph Lutumba
Simon-Pierre Boka Di Mpasi Londi
1960, 1997†
Republic of the Congo
'La Congolaise'
'The Congolese'
Jacques Tondra & Georges Kibanghi 
Jean Royer & Joseph Spadilière
1959, 1991†
Cook Islands
'Te Atua Mou E'
'To God Almighty'
Tepaeru Te Rito
Thomas Davis
1982
Costa Rica
'Himno Nacional de Costa Rica'
'National Anthem of Costa Rica'
José María Zeledón Brenes (d.1949)
Manuel María Gutiérrez (d.1887)
1949
Côte d'Ivoire
'L'Abidjanaise'
'Song of Abidjan'
Mathieu Ekra (b.1917), Joachim Bony & Pierre Marie Coty
Pierre Marie Coty & Pierre Michel Pango (b.1926)
1960
Croatia
'Lijepa nasa domovino'
'Our Beautiful Homeland'
Antun Mihanović (d.1861)
Josip Runjanin (d.1878)
1972
Cuba
'La Bayamesa'
'The Bayamo Song'
Pedro Figueredo (d.1870)
Pedro Figueredo
1940
Curacao
'Himmo di Korsou'
'Anthem of Curacao'
Guillermo Rosario, Mae Henriquez, Enrique Muller & Betty Doran
Frater Candidus Nowens & Errol 'El Toro' Colina
1978
Cyprus
'Ymnos eis tin Eleftherian'
'Hymn to Liberty'
Dionysios Solomos (d.1857)
Nikolaos Mantzaros (d.1872)
1960
Czech Republic
'Kde domov muj?'
'Where is My Home?'
Josef Kajetán Tyl (d.1856)
František Jan Škroup (d.1862)
1993
Denmark
1) 'Der er et yndigt land'
2) 'Kong Christian'
(aka 'Kong Christian stod ved hojen mast' & 'Kongesangen')
1) 'There is a Lovely Land'
2)  'King Christian'
(aka 'King Christian Stood by the Lofty Mast' & 'The King's Anthem')
1) Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger (d.1850)
2) Johannes Ewald
1) Hans Ernst Krøyer (d.1879)
2) Unknown
1) 1844
2) 1780
Dhekelia¹
'God Save the Queen'
[see UK]
 
 
 
 
Djibouti
'Jabuuti'
'Djibouti'
Aden Elmi (b.1950)
Abdi Robleh (b.1945)
1977
Dominica
'Isle of Beauty, Isle of Splendor'
 
Wilfred Oscar Morgan Pond (d.1985)
Lemuel Mcpherson Christian (b.1913)
1967
Dominican Republic
'Himno Nacional'
(aka 'Quisqueyanos valientes')
'National Anthem'
(aka 'Valiant Sons of Quisqueye')
Emilio Prud'homme (d.1932)
José Reyés (d.1905)
1934
East Timor
'Pátria'
'Fatherland'
Fransisco Borja da Costa
Afonso de Araujo
2002, 1975‡
Ecuador
'Salve, Oh Patria!'
'We Salute You Our Homeland'
Juan León Mera (d.1894)
Antonio Neumane (d.1871)
1948
Egypt
'Bilady, Bilady, Bilady'
'My Homeland, My Homeland, My Homeland'
Younis al-Qadi
Sayed Darwish (d.1923)
1979
El Salvador
'Himno Nacional de El Salvador'
'National Anthem of El Salvador'
Juan José Canas (d.1918)
Juan Aberle (d.1930)
1953, 1879‡
Equatorial Guinea
'Caminemos pisando la senda'
'Let Us Tread the Path'
Atanasio Ndongo Miyono
Atanasio Ndongo Miyono or Ramiro Sanchez Lopez
1968
Eritrea
'Ertra, Ertra, Ertra'
'Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea'
Solomon Tsehaye Beraki (b.1956)
Isaac Abraham Meharezgi (b.1944) & Aron Tekle Tesfatsion (b.1963)
1993
Estonia
'Mu isamaa, mu onn ja room'
'My Native Land, My Pride and Joy'
Johann Voldemar Jannsen (d.1900)
Fredrik Pacius (d.1891)
1920, 1896‡
Ethiopia
'Whedefit Gesgeshi Woude Henate Ethiopia'
'March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia'
Melaku Mengesha Dereje (b.1957)
Solomon Lulu Mitiku (b.1950)
1992
European Union
'Ode to Joy'
 
None
Ludwig Van Beethoven &  Herbert von Karajan
1972, 1986‡
Falkland Islands¹
'Song of the Falklands'
 
Christopher Lanham
Christopher Lanham
1930s
Faroe Islands
'Mitt alfagra land'
(aka 'Tu alfagra land mitt')
'My Fairest Land'
(aka 'Thou Fairest Land of Mine')
Simun av Skaroi
Peter Alberg
1948
Fiji
'God Bless Fiji' 
 
Michael Francis Alexander Prescott (b.1928)
C. Austin Miles & Michael Francis Alexander Prescott
1970
Finland
'Maamme'
'Our Land'
Johan Ludvig Runeberg (d.1877)
Fredrik Pacius (d.1891)
1848‡
France
'La Marseillaise'
'The Song of Marseille'
Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle (d.1836)
Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
1795, 1870†
French Guiana⁶
'La Marseillaise'
[see France]
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia⁶
'Ia Ora 'O Tahiti Nui'
'Long Live Tahiti Nui'
Maeva Bouges, Irmine Tehei, Angele Terorotua, Johanna Nouveau, Patrick Amaru, Louis Mamatui & Jean-Pierre Celestin
Maeva Bouges, Irmine Tehei, Angele Terorotua, Johanna Nouveau, Patrick Amaru, Louis Mamatui & Jean-Pierre Celestin
1993
Gabon
'La Concorde'
'The Concorde'
George Aleka Damas (d.1982)
George Aleka Damas
1960
The Gambia
'For The Gambia, Our Homeland' 
 
Virginia Julie Howe (b.1927)
Jeremy Frederick Howe (b.1929) [adapted from the traditional song 'Foday Kaba Dumbuya']
1965
Georgia
'Tavisupleba'
'Liberty'
Dawit Magradse
Zakaria Paliashvili & Joseb Ketschakmadse
2004
Germany
'Lied der Deutschen' 
'Song of the Germans'
August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (d.1874)
Franz Joseph Haydn (d.1809)
1922, 1990†
Ghana
'God Bless Our Homeland Ghana' 
 
Unknown 
Philip Gbeho (d.1976)
Music, 1957
Lyrics, 1966
Gibraltar¹
'Gibraltar Anthem'
 
Peter Emberley
Peter Emberley
1994
Greece 
'Ymnos eis tin Eleftherian'
'Hymn to Liberty'
Dionysios Solomos (d.1857)
Nikolaos Mantzaros (d.1872)
1864
Greenland
'Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit'
'Our Country, Who's Become So Old'
Henrik Lund
Jonathan Petersen
1916
Grenada³
'Hail Grenada'
 
Irva Merle Baptiste (b.1924)
Louis Arnold Masanto Jr (b.1938)
1974
Guadeloupe⁶
'La Marseillaise'
[see France]
 
 
 
 
Guam²
'Fanohge Chamoru'
(aka 'Guam Hymn')
'Stand Ye Guamanians'
Ramón Manalisay Sablan [English], Lagrimas Untalan [Chamoru]
Ramon Manalisay Sablan
1919
Guatemala 
'Himno Nacional de Guatemala'
'National Anthem of Guatemala'
José Joaquín Palma (d.1911)
Rafael Álvarez Ovalle (d.1948)
Music, 1897
Lyrics, 1934*
Guernsey¹
'Sarnia Cherie'
'Guernsey Dear'
 George Deighton
Domenico Santangelo
1911
Guinea 
'Liberte'
'Liberty'
Unknown
Fodeba Keita (d.1970)
1958
Guinea-Bissau 
'Esta e a Nossa Patria Bem Amada'
'This Is Our Beloved Country'
Amilcar Lopes Cabral (d.1973)
Xiao He
1974
Guyana 
'Dear Land of Guyana, of Rivers and Plains' 
 
Archibald Leonard Luker (d.1971)
Robert Cyril Gladstone Potter (d.1981)
1966
Haiti 
'La Dessalinienne'
'The Dessalines Song'
Justin Lhérisson (d.1907)
Nicolas Geffrard (d.1930)
1904
Honduras 
'Himno Nacional de Honduras'
'National Anthem of Honduras'
Augusto Constancio Coello Estévez (d.1941)
Carlos Hartling (d.1920)
1915
Hong Kong
'Yiyonggjun Jinxingqu'
[see China]
 
 
 
 
Hungary 
'Himnusz'
(aka 'Isten, aldd meg a magyart')
'Hymn'
(aka 'God, Bless the Hungarians')
Ferenc Kölcsey (d.1838)
Ferenc Erkel (d.1893)
1844
Iceland 
'Lofsongur'
(aka 'O, Guo vors Lands')
'Song of Praise'
(aka 'O, God of Our Land')
Matthias Jochumsson (d.1920)
Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson (d.1926)
1944
India 
'Jana-Gana-Mana' 
'Thou Art the Ruler of the Minds of All People'
Rabindranath Tagore (d.1941)
Rabindranath Tagore
1950
Indonesia 
'Indonesia Raya'
'Great Indonesia'
Wage Rudolf Supratman (d.1983)
Wage Rudolf Supratman
1945
Iran 
'Soroud-e Melli-e Jomhouri-e Eslami-e Iran'
'National Anthem of the Islamic Republic of Iran'
Multiple
Hassan Riahi (b.1945)
1990
Iraq 
'Mawtini'
'My Homeland'
Ibrahim Touqan
Mohammad Flayfel
2004
Ireland 
'Amhran na bhFiann'
'The Soldier's Song'
Peadar Kearney (d.1942) [English], Liam O Rinn [Irish]
Patrick Heeney (d.1911) & Peadar Kearney
1926
Isle of Man¹
'Arrane Ashoonagh dy Vannin'
'O Land of Our Birth'
William Henry Gill [English], John J. Kneen [Manx]
Traditional 
2003, 1907‡
Israel 
'Hatikvah'
'The Hope'
Naftali Herz Imber (d.1909)  
Traditional, arr. Samuel Cohen
2004
Italy 
'Il Canto degli italiani'
(aka 'L'Inno di Mameli' & 'Fratelli d'Italia')
'The Song of the Italians'
(aka 'Mameli's Hymn' & 'Brothers of Italy')
Goffredo Mameli (d.1849)
Michele Novaro (d.1885)
1946
Jamaica³
'Jamaica, Land We Love' 
 
Rev Hugh Braham Sherlock (b.1905)
Robert Charles Lightbourne (d.1995)
1962
Japan
'Kimigayo'
'The Emperor's Reign'
Ancient poem
Hiromori Hayashi (d.1896)
1999, 1883‡
Jersey¹
'Isle de Siez Nous'
'Island Home'
Gerard Le Feuvre
Gerard Le Feuvre
2008
Jordan
'As-salam al-malaki al-urdoni'
'Long Live the King of Jordan'
Abdul-Mone'm al-Rifai' (d.1985)
Abdul-Qader al-Taneer (d.1957)
1946
Kazakhstan
'Menin Qazaqstanim'
'My Kazakhstan'
Zhumeken Nazhimedenov & Nursultan Nazarbayev
Shamshi Kaldayakov
2006
Kenya
'Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu'
'Oh God of All Creation'
Graham Hyslop, Thomas Kalume, Peter Kibukosya, Washington Omondi & George W. Senoga-Zake
Traditional, adapted by G. Hyslop, T. Kalume, P. Kibukosya, W. Omondi & G. W. Senoga-Zake
1963
Kiribati 
'Teirake kaini Kiribati'
'Stand Up, Kiribati'
Urium Tamuera Ioteba (d.1988)
Urium Tamuera Ioteba
1979
North Korea
'Aegukka'
(aka 'Ach'imun pinnara')
'Patriotic Song'
(aka 'Let Morning Shine')
Pak Se Yong (d.1989)
Kim Won Gyun (b.1917)
1947
South Korea
'Aegukka'
'Patriotic Song'
Yun Ch'i-ho (d.1946) or An Ch'ang-Ho (d.1938)
Ahn Eak-tae (d.1965)
1948
Kosovo
'Europe' 
 
None
Mendi Mengjiqi
2008
Kuwait
'Al-Nasheed Al-Watani'
'National Anthem'
Ahmad Mushari al-Adwani (d.1992)
Ibrahim Nasir al-Soula (b.1935)
1978
Kyrgyzstan
'Kyrgyz Respublikasynyn Mamlekettik Gimni'
'National Anthem of the Kyrgyz Republic'
Djamil Sadykov & Eshmambet Kuluev
Nasyr Davlesov & Kalyi Moldobasanov
1992
Laos
'Pheng Xat Lao'
'Hymn of the Lao People'
Sisana Sisane (b.1922)
Thongdy Sounthone Vichit (d.1968)
Music, 1945
Lyrics, 1975
Latvia
'Dievs, sveti Latviju!'
'God Bless Latvia'
Karlis Baumanis (d.1904)
Karlis Baumanis
1920-40, 1990†
Lebanon
'Kulluna lil-watan'
'All Of Us, For Our Country!'
Rachid Nakhlé (d.1939)
Wadih Sabra (d.1952)
1927
Lesotho
'Lesotho fatse la bo ntat'a rona'
'Lesotho, Land of Our Fathers'
François Coillard (d.1904)
Ferdinand-Samuel Laur (d.1854)
1967
Liberia
'All Hail, Liberia Hail!' 
 
Daniel Bashiel Warner (d.1880)
Olmstead Luca
Lyrics, 1847
Music, 1860
Libya
'Allahu Akbar'
'God is Greatest'
Mahmoud el-Sherif (d.1990)
Abdalla Shams el-Din (d.1977)
1969
Liechtenstein 
'Oben am jungen Rhein'
'High Above the Young Rhine'
Jakob Joseph Jauch (d.1859)
Unknown
1850
Lithuania 
'Tautiska giesme'
'The National Song'
 Vincas Kudirka (d.1899)
Vincas Kudirka
1918, 1990†
Luxembourg
1) 'Ons Heemecht' (national)
2) 'De Wilhelmus' (royal)
1) 'Our Motherland'
(national)
2) 'The William' (royal)
1) Michel Lentz (d.1893)
2) Nikolaus Welter
1) Jean-Antoine Zinnen (d.1898)
2) unknown
1) 1864
2) 1919
Macau
'Yiyonggjun Jinxingqu'
[see China]
 
 
 
 
Macedonia 
'Denes Nad Makedonija'
'Today Over Macedonia'
Vlado Maleski (d.1984)
Todor Skalovski (b.1909)
1991
Madagascar 
'Ry Tanindraza nay malala o'
'Oh, Our Beloved Fatherland'
Pasteur Rahajason (d.1971)
Norbert Raharisoa (d.1964)
1959
Malawi 
'Mulungu dalitsa Malawi'
'Oh God Bless Our Land of Malawi'
Michael-Fredrick Paul Sauka (b.1934)
Michael-Fredrick Paul Sauka
1964
Malaysia 
'Negaraku'
'My Country'
Special committee lead by Tunku Abdul Rahman
Pierre Jean de Beranger (d.1857)
1957
Maldives 
'Gaumee Salaam'
'National Salute'
Mohamed Jameel Didi (d.1989)
Wannakuwattawaduge Don Amaradeva (b.1927)
Lyrics, 1948
Music, 1972
Mali 
'Le Mali'
(aka 'Pour L'Afrique et pour toi, Mali' & 'A ton appel Mali')
'Mali'
(aka 'For Africa and for You, Mali & 'At Your Call, Mali')
Seydou Badian Kouyate (b.1928)
Banzoumana Sissoko (d.1987)
1962
Malta
'L-Innu Malti'
'The Hymn of Malta'
Dun Karm Psaila (d.1961)
Robert Sammut (d.1934)
1945
Marshall Islands
'Forever Marshall Islands' 
 
Amata Kabua (b.1928)
Amata Kabua
1981
Martinique⁶
'La Marseillaise'
[see France]
 
 
 
 
Mauritania
'Hymne National de la Republique Islamique de Mauritanie'
'National Anthem of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania' 
Baba Ould Cheikh
Traditional, arr. Tolia Nikiprowetzky (b.1916)
1960
Mauritius
'Motherland'
 
Jean Georges Prosper (b.1933)
Philippe Gentil (b.1928)
1968
Mayotte⁶
'La Marseillaise'
[see France]
 
 
 
 
Mexico
'Himno Nacional Mexicano'
(aka 'Mexicanos, al grito de Guerra')
'National Anthem of Mexico'
(aka 'Mexicans, to the War Cry')
Francisco González Bocanegra (d.1861)
Jaime Nunó Roca (d.1908)
1943, 1854‡
Federated States of Micronesia
'Patriots of Micronesia'
(aka 'Across All Micronesia')
 
Unknown
Unknown (based on the German song 'Ich hab mich ergeben')
1991
Moldova 
'Limba noastra'
'Our Language'
Alexei Mateevici (d.1917)
Alexandru Cristea
1994
Monaco 
'A Marcia de Muneghu'
(aka 'Hymne Monegasque')
'The March of Monaco'
(aka 'Monegasque Anthem')
Louis Notari
Charles Albrecht (d.1895)
Music, 1867
Lyrics, 1931
Mongolia 
'Mongol ulsyn toriin duulal'
'National Anthem of Mongolia'
Tsendiin Damdinsuren (d.1986)
Bilegiin Damdinsuren (d.1991) & Luvsanjamts Murjorj (d.1996)
Music, 1950
Lyrics, 2006
Montenegro
'Oj, svijetla majska zoro'
'Oh, Bright Dawn of May'
Sekula Drljevic
Unknown (folk song), arr. Zarko Mikovic
2004
Montserrat¹
'God Save the Queen'
[see UK]
 
 
 
 
Morocco 
'Hymne Cherifien'
'Hymn of the Sharif'
Ali Squalli Houssaini (b.1932)
Léo Morgan (d.1984)
Music, 1956
Lyrics, 1970
Mozambique 
'Patria Amada'
'Lovely Fatherland'
Salomao J. Manhica  
Unknown
2002
Myanmar (Burma)
'Kaba Ma Kyei'
'Till the End of the World, Myanmar'
Saya Tin  (d.1947)
Saya Tin
1948
Namibia 
'Namibia, Land of the Brave'
 
Axali Doeseb (b.1954)
Axali Doeseb
1991
Nauru 
'Nauru Bwiema'
'Song of Nauru'
Margaret Hendrie, et al
Laurence Henry Hicks (b.1912)
1968
Nepal 
'Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka'
'Hundreds of Flowers'
Pradeep Kumar Rai
Ambar Gurung
2007
The Netherlands
'Het Wilhelmus'
'The William'
Philips van Marnix van Sint Aldegonde (attrib.)
Adriaen Valerius, 1626
1932, 17th cent.‡
New Caledonia⁶
'Soyons unis, devenons freres'
'Let Us Be United, Let Us Become Brothers'
Chorale Melodia
Chorale Melodia
2008
New Zealand³
'God Defend New Zealand'
  
Thomas Bracken (d.1898) [English], Thomas Henry Smith (d.1907)  [Maori]
John Joseph Woods (d.1934)
1977
Nicaragua 
'Salve a ti, Nicaragua'
'Hail to Thee, Nicaragua'
Salómon Ibarra Mayorga (d.1985)
Traditional, arr. Luis Abraham Delgadillo (d.1961)
1971
1830s-76 (tune)‡
Niger 
'La Nigerienne'
'The Nigerian'
Maurice Albert Thiriet (d.1969)
Robert Jacquet (d.1976) & Nicolas Abel François Frionnet (b.1911)
1961
Nigeria 
'Arise Oh Compatriots, Nigeria's Call Obey'
 
John A. Ilechukwu, Eme Etim Akpan, B. A. Ogunnaike, Sotu Omoigui & P. O. Aderibigbe
Benedict Elide Odiase (b.1934)
1978
Niue
'Ko e Iki he Lagi'
'The Lord in Heaven'
Unknown
Unknown (prepared by Sioeli Fusikata)
1974
Norfolk Island
'Come Ye Blessed'
(aka 'Pitcairn Anthem')
 
New Testament
John Prindle Scott
1996
Northern Mariana Islands²
'Gi Talo Gi Halom Tasi'
'In the Middle of the Sea'
Jose S. Pangelinan [Chamoru], David Peter [Carolinian]
Wilhelm Ganzhorn
1996
Norway
'Ja, vi elsker dette landet' & 'Kongesangen' (royal anthem)
'Yes, We Love This Country' & 'God Save the King' (royal anthem)
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (d.1910)
Rikard Nordraak (d.1866)
1864
Oman
'Nashid as-Salaam as-Sultani' 
'The Sultan's Anthem'
Rashid Bin Uzayyiz Al Khusaidi
James Frederick Mills, arr. Bernard Ebbinghaus 
Music, 1932
Lyrics, 1970
Pakistan
'Qaumi Tarana'
(aka 'Pak sarzamin shad bad')
'National Anthem'
(aka 'Blessed Be the Sacred Land')
Abu-al-Asar Hafeez Jullandhuri (d.1982)
Ahmed Ghulamali Chagla (d.1953)
1954
Palau
'Belau rekid' 
'Our Palau'
Multiple
Ymesei O. Ezekiel (d.1984)
1980
Panama
'Himno Istemno'
'Isthmus Hymn'
Jerónimo de la Ossa (d.1907)
Santos A. Jorge (d.1941)
1925
Papua New Guinea
'O Arise All You Sons'
 
Thomas Shacklady (b.1917)
Thomas Shacklady
1975
Paraguay
'Paraguayos, Republica o muerte!'
'Paraguayans, The Republic or Death!'
Francisco Esteban Acuña de Figueroa (d.1862)
Disputed - Francisco José Debali (d.1859), Francés Dupuy (d.1861) or Louis Cavedagni (d. 1916)
1934, 1846‡
Peru
'Himno Nacional del Peru'
'National Anthem of Peru'
José de la Torre Ugarte (d.1831)
José Bernardo Alzedo (d.1878)
1913
Philippines
'Lupang Hinirang'
'Chosen Land'
José Palma; revised by Felipe Padilla de Leon (d.1992)
Julian Felipe (d.1944)
Music, 1898
Lyrics, 1956
Pitcairn Islands¹
'We From Pitcairn Island'
 
Unknown
Frederick M. Lehman
 
Poland
'Mazurek Dabrowskiego'
(aka 'Jeszcze Polska nie zginela')
'Dabrowski's Mazurka'
(aka 'Poland Has Not Yet Perished')
Józef Wybicki (d.1822)
Traditional
1927
Portugal
'A Portugesa'
'The Song of the Portuguese'
Henrique Lopes de Mendoça (d.1931)
Alfredo Keil (d.1907)
1910
Puerto Rico²
'La Borinquena'
'The Puerto Rican'
Manuel Fernandez Juncos
Felix Astol Artes
Music, 1952
Lyrics, 1977
Qatar
'Al-Salam Al-Amiri'
'The Peace for the Anthem'
Sheikh Mubarak bin Saif al-Thani
Abdul Aziz Nasser Obaidan
1996
Réunion⁶
'La Marseillaise'
[see France]
 
 
 
 
Romania  
'Desteapta-te romane!'
'Wake up, Romania!'
Andrei Mureşianu (d.1863)
Anton Pann (d.1854)
1990
Russia
'Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii'
'National Anthem of the Russian Federation'
Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov (b.1913)
Alexandr Vasilievich Alexandrov (d.1946)
2000
Rwanda  
'Rwanda nziza'
'Rwanda, Our Beautiful Country'
Faustin Murigo
Jean-Bosco Hashakaimana
2001
Saint Barthélemy⁶
'L'Hymne à Saint-Barthélemy'
'Hymn to St. Barthelemy' 
Isabelle Massart Deravin
Michael Valenti
1999‡
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha¹
'God Save the Queen'
[see UK]
 
 
 
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis³
'Oh Land of Beauty!'
 
Kenrick Anderson Georges (b.1955)
Kenrick Anderson Georges
1983
Saint Lucia³
'Sons and Daughters of St Lucia'
 
Charles Jesse (d.1985)
Leton Felix Thomas (b.1926)
1967
Saint Martin⁶
'O Sweet Saint Martin's Land'
 
Gerard Kemps
Gerard Kemps
 
Saint Pierre and Miquelon⁶
'La Marseillaise'
[see France]
 
 
 
 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines³
'St. Vincent! Land So Beautiful'
 
Phyllis Joyce Mcclean Punnett (b.1917)
Joel Bertram Miguel (b.1938)
1967
Samoa
'O le Fu"a o le Sa"olotoga o Samoa'
(aka 'Samoa Tula'i')
'The Banner of Freedom'
(aka 'Samoa Arise')
Sauni liga Kuresa (d.1978)
Sauni liga Kuresa
1962
San Marino
'Inno Nazionale della Repubblica'
'National Anthem of the Republic'
None
Federico Consolo (d.1906)
1894
São Tomé and Príncipe
'Independencia total' 
'Total Independence'
Alda Neves da Graça do Espirito Santo (b.1926)
Manuel dos Santos Barreto de Sousa e Almeida (b.1933)
1975
Saudi Arabia
'Aash Al Maleek'
'Long Live Our Beloved King'
Ibrahim Khafaji (b.1935)
Abdul Rahman al-Khateeb (b.1923)
Music, 1947
Lyrics, 1984
Senegal
'Pincez Tous vos Koras, Frappez les Balafons'
'Pluck Your Koras, Strike the Balafons'
Léopold Sédar Senghor (d.2001)
Herbert Pepper (b.1912)
1960
Serbia
'Boze pravde'
'God of Justice'
Jovan Dordevic
Davorin Jenko
1904
Seychelles
'Koste Seselwa'
'Seychellois Unite'
David François Marc André (b.1958) & George Charles Robert Payet (b.1959)
David Francois Marc Andre & George Charles Robert Payet
1996
Sierra Leone
'High We Exalt Thee, Realm of the Free'
 
Clifford Nelson Fyle (b.1933)
John Joseph Aka (d.1975)
1961
Singapore
'Majulah Singapura'
'Onward Singapore'
Zubir Said (d.1987)
Said Zubir
1965
Sint Maarten
'O Sweet Saint Martin's Land'
 
Gerard Kemps
Gerard Kemps
 
Slovakia
'Nad Tatrou sa blyska'
'Storm Over the Tatras'
Janko Matúška (d.1877)
Traditional
1993, 1844‡
Slovenia
'Zdravljica'
'A Toast'
France Prešeren (d.1849)
Stanko Premrl (d.1965)
1989
Solomon Islands³
'God Save Our Solomon Islands'
 
Panapasa Balekana & Matila Balekana
Panapasa Balekana
1978
Somalia
'Soomaaliyeey toosoo'
'Somalia Wake Up'
Ali Mire Awale & Yuusuf Xaaji Aadan Cilmi Qabille 
Ali Mire Awale & Yuusuf Xaaji Aadan Cilmi Qabille 
2000
South Africa
'National Anthem of South Africa'
 
Enoch Mankayi Sontonga (d.1904) & Cornelius Jacob Langenhoven (d.1932)
Enoch Mankayi Sontonga & Marthinus Lourens de Villiers (d.1977)
1994
Spain
'Himno Nacional Español'
(aka 'Marcha Real')
'National Anthem of Spain'
(aka 'Royal March')
None
Unknown
1770-1931, 1939†
Sri Lanka
'Sri Lanka Matha'
'Mother Sri Lanka'
Ananda Samarkone (d.1962)
Ananda Samarkone
1951
The Sudan
'Nahnu Djundulla Djundulwatan' 
'We Are the Army of God and of Our Land'
Sayed Ahmad Muhammad Salih (d.1971)
Ahmad Murjan (d.1974)
1956
Suriname  
'God zij met ons Suriname!'
'God Be With Our Suriname'
Cornelis Atses Hoekstra & Henry de Ziel
Johannes Corstianus de Puy (d.1924)
1959
Svalbard
'Ja, vi elsker dette landet'
[see Norway]
 
 
 
 
Swaziland
'Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati'
'Oh God, Bestower of the Blessings of the Swazi'
Andrease Enoke Fanyana Simelane (b.1934)
David Kenneth Rycroft (b.1924)
1968
Sweden
'Du Gamla, Du Fria'
(aka 'Sang till Norden') & 'Kungssangen' (royal anthem)
'Thou Ancient, Thou Free'
(aka 'Song of the North') & 'The King's Song' (royal anthem)
Richard Dybeck (d.1877)
Traditional
1844‡
Switzerland
'Schweizerpsalm' [German]
'Cantique Suisse' [French]
'Salmo svizzero,' [Italian]
'Psalm svizzer' [Romansch]
Swiss Psalm
Leonhard Widmer (d.1867) [German], Charles Chatelanat (d.1907) [French], Camillo Valsangiacomo (d.1978) [Italian] & Flurin Camathias [Romansch]
Alberich Zwyssig (d.1854)
1961
Syria
'Humat ad-Diyar'
'Guardians of the Homeland'
Khalil Mardam Bey (d.1959)
Mohammad Salim Flayfel (d.1896) & Ahmad Salim Flayfel
1936-58, 1961†
Taiwan
'Zhonghua Minguo guoge' & 'Guo Qi Ge' (intl events only)
'National Anthem of the Republic of China' & 'National Banner Song' (intl events only)
Hu Han-Min, Tai Chi-T'ao & Liao Chung-K'ai
Cheng Mao-Yun
1930
Tajikistan
'Surudi milli'
'National Anthem'
Gulnazar Keldi
Suleiman Yudakov (b.1916)
1991
Tanzania
'Mungu ibariki Afrika'
'God Bless Africa'
Multiple
Enoch Mankayi Sontonga
1961
Thailand
'Phleng Chat Thai' & 'Phleng Sansasoen Phra Barami' (royal anthem)
'National Anthem of Thailand' & 'A Salute to the Monarch' (royal anthem)
Luang Saranuprapan (d.1954)
Phra Jenduriyang (d.1968)
Music, 1932
Lyrics, 1939
Togo
'Salut a toi, pays de nos aieux'
'Hail to Thee, Land of Our Forefathers'
Alex Casimir-Dosseh (b.1923)
Alex Casimir-Dosseh
1960-79, 1992†
Tokelau⁹
'Te Atua'
'For the Almighty'
Unknown
Falani Kalolo
2008
Tonga
'Ko e fasi `o e tu"i `o e `Otu Tonga'
(aka 'Fasi Fakafonua')
'Song of the King of the Tonga Islands'
(aka 'National Song')
Uelingatoni Ngu Tupoumalohi
Karl Gustavus Schmitt
1875‡
Trinidad and Tobago
'Forged From the Love of Liberty'
 
Patrick Stanislaus Castagne (b.1916)
Patrick Stanislaus Castagne
1962
Tunisia
'Humat Al Hima'
'Defenders of the Homeland'
Mustafa Sadik al-Rafii (d.1937) & Aboul-Qacem Echebbi (d.1934)
Mohamad Abdel Wahab (d.1991)
1957-58, 1987†
Turkey
'Istiklal Marsi'
'Independence March'
Mehmet Akif Ersoy (d.1936)
Zeki Üngör
Lyrics, 1921
Music, 1932
Turkmenistan
'Garassyz, Bitarap Turkmenistanyn'
'Independent, Neutral, Turkmenistan State Anthem'
Multiple
Veli Mukhatov (b.1916)
1997, 2008*
Turks and Caicos Islands¹
'This Land of Ours'
 
Conrad Howell
Conrad Howell
 
Tuvalu³
'Tuvalu mo te Atua'
'Tuvalu for the Almighty'
Afaese Manoa (b.1942)
Afaese Manoa
1978
Uganda
'Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty!'
 
George Wilberforce Kakomoa (b.1923)
George Wilberforce Kakomoa
1962
Ukraine
'Sche ne vmerla Ukraina'
'Ukraine Has Not Yet Perished'
Paul Chubynskyi (d.1884)
Mikhail Verbytskyi (d.1870)
Music, 1991
Lyrics, 2003
United Arab Emirates
'Nashid al-watani al-imarati'
'National Anthem of the United Arab Emirates'
Aref al Sheikh Abdullah al Hassan
Mohamad Abdel Wahab (d.1991)
Music, 1971
Lyrics, 1996
United Kingdom
'God Save the Queen'
 
Unknown
Unknown (Thomas Arne?, Henry Carey?)
1745‡
United States
of America
'The Star-Spangled Banner'
 
Francis Scott Key (d.1843)
John Stafford Smith
1931
Uruguay
'Himno Nacional' (aka 'Orientales, la Patria o la tumba!')
'National Anthem of Uruguay' (aka 'Uruguayans, the Fatherland or Death!')
Francisco Esteban Acuña de Figueroa (d.1862)
Francisco José Debali (d.1859)
1848
Uzbekistan
'O'zbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi'
'National Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan'
Abdulla Aripov (b.1941)
Mutal Burkhanov (b.1916)
1992
Vanuatu
'Yumi, Yumi, Yumi'
'We, We, We'
François Vincent Ayssav (b.1955)
François Vincent Ayssav
1980
Vatican
'Inno e Marcia Pontificale'
(aka 'L'Inno Pontificale')
'Hymn and Pontifical March'
(aka 'The Pontifical Hymn')
Raffaello Lavagna [Latin], Antonio Allegra (d.1969) [Italian]
Charles-Francois Gounod (d.1893)
1950
Venezuela
'Gloria al bravo pueblo'
'Glory to the Brave Nation'
Vicente Salias (d.1814)
Juan José Landaeta (d.1814)
1881
Vietnam
'Tien quan ca'
'The Song of the Marching Troops'
Nguyen Van Cao (d.1995)
Nguyen Van Cao
1945
Virgin Islands²
'Virgin Islands March'
 
Multiple
Alton Augustus Adams, Sr
1963
Wallis and Futuna⁶
'La Marseillaise'
[see France]
 
 
 
 
Yemen
'al-qumhuriyatu l-muttahida'
'United Republic'
Abdullah Abdulwahab Noa'man (d.1982)
Ayyoab Tarish Absi (b.1943)
1990
Zambia
'Lumbanyeni Zambia'
'Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free'
Multiple
Enoch Mankayi Sontonga (d.1904)
1964
Zimbabwe
'Kalibusiswe Ilizwe leZimbabwe' [Northern Ndebele language] 'Simudzai Mureza WeZimbabwe' [Shona]
'Blessed Be the Land of Zimbabwe'
Solomon M.  Mutswairo (b.1924)
Fred Lecture Changundega (b.1954)
1994

Notes

* Lyrics changed
† Restored
‡ In use since

1. UK territory/dependency. The anthem of the UK is official.
2. US territory/dependency. The anthem of the US is official. For the Northern Mariana Islands, both the local and the US anthem are official.
3. A Commonwealth country with 'God Save the Queen' as its royal anthem. In New Zealand, 'God Save the Queen' and 'God Defend New Zealand' are equal in status.
4. Dutch territory/dependency. The anthem of the Netherlands is official.
5. Territory of Australia. 'God Save the Queen' is the royal anthem. In Norfolk Island, 'God Save the Queen' is both the national and the royal anthem.
6. French department/territory. The anthem of France is official.
7. Territory of China. The anthem of China is official.
8. Territory of Norway. The anthem of Norway is official.
9. Territory of New Zealand. The New Zealand and UK anthems are also official.

Sources

Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA World Factbook 2012. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc, 2011.

Hang, X., ed. Encyclopedia of National Anthems. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc, 2003.


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