Batswana National Anthem Lyrics

“Fatshe leno la rona” is the national anthem of Botswana and the Batswana national anthem lyrics were written by Kgalemang Tumedisco Motsete and the music to the Batswana national anthem was composed by Kgalemang Tumedisco Motsete.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Botswana

“Fatshe leno la rona” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Botswana in the year of 1966.

Batswana National Anthem Lyrics in Setswana

1. Fatshe leno la rona,
Ke mpho ya Modimo,
Ke boswa jwa borraetsho;
A le nne ka kagiso.

Tsogang, tsogang! banna, tsogang!
Emang, basadi, emang, tlhagafalang!
Re kopaneleng go direla
Lefatshe la rona.

2. Ina lentle la tumo
La chaba ya Botswana,
Ka kutlwano le kagisano,
E bopagantswe mmogo.

Botswanian National Anthem Lyrics in English Versification

Botswanian National Anthem Lyrics in English Versification

1. Blessèd be this noble land,
Gift to us from God’s strong hand,
Heritage our fathers left to us.
May it always be at peace.

Awake, awake, O men, awake!
And women close beside them stand,
Together we’ll work and serve
This land, this happy land!

2. Word of beauty and of fame,
The name Botswana to us came.
Through our unity and harmony,
We’ll remain at peace as one.


Batswana National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. This land of ours,
Is a gift from God,
An inheritance from our fore-fathers,
May it always be at peace.

Awake, awake, O men, awake!
Arise, O women, arise! be energised,
Let us work together to serve,
Our land.

2. Beautiful name of fame
Of the nation of Botswana
Through harmonious relations and reconciliation
Bound together

Batswana National Anthem Lyrics

When is Batswana National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Botswana is usually played or performed throughout national holidays, especially on the independence day events in Botswana. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other celebrations in Botswana, generally marking off the start or the end of such celebrations.

National anthem of Botswana is also typically performed in international sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.

What is the importance of Batswana National Anthem in Botswana?

The national anthem of Botswana, like other nationwide signs of Botswana, represents the custom, history, and beliefs of Botswana and its people. It assists stimulate sensations of patriotism amongst the Batswana individuals and reminds them of their Botswana’s splendor, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also assists unify the people of Botswana by one single record or music. During the performance of the Batswana national anthem, residents of Botswana, regardless of their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with great determination.

Sports men and women from Botswana also feel an excellent moment of delight when they get a medal at a worldwide sporting event while Botswana’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Botswana in schools are taught to appreciate their country and develop a feeling of unity amongst themselves.