National Anthem of Niger

Niger got Independence from France on 3rd August, 1960. Niger is one of the landlocked countries (a country that is enclosed by land), which was ruled by France till 1960. ‘La Nigerienne’ is the national anthem of Niger, adopted in the 1961, written by Maurice Albert Thiriet. The music was composed by Nicolas Able Francois Frionnet. The following is the French version of the anthem.
National Flag of Niger
National Flag of Niger
National Anthem of Niger:
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 œuvre féconde
Rajeunisse le cœur 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 !
The following is the English translation of the anthem.
Throughout great powerful Niger
Which makes nature more beautiful,
Let us be proud and grateful
For our newfound 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
Rejuvenate 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 valiant people!
Arise! Niger! Arise!
On the ground and on the wave,
To the sound of the drums
In their growing rhythms
Let us always remain united,
And may each one respond
To this noble future
Which tells us: - Go forward!

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