The National Anthem Lyrics for Burundi
was officially adopted as the national anthem of Burundi in the year of 1962.
Burundian National Anthem Lyrics in Kirundi
Shinga icùmu mu mashinga,
Gaba intahe y’ùbugabo ku bugingo.
Uhagurukana, uhagurukana, uhagurukana, ubugabo urîkukira.
Habwa impundu nâbâwe,
Isamírane mu mashinga, isamírane mu mashinga,
Burundi bwâcu, rági ry’ábasôkùru,
Ramutswa intahe n’íbihùgu,
Ufatanije ishyaka n’ubù hizi;
Vuza impundu wiganzuye uwakùganza uwakùganza.
Burundi bwâcu, nkóramùtima kurí twese,
Tugutuye amabóko, umítima n’ùbuzima,
Imâna yakùduhaye ikudùtungire.
Horana ubumwe n’ábagabo n’ítekane.
Sagwa n’ùrweze, sagwa n’ámahóro mezá.
Burundian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English
Take your place in the concert of nations,
Acceding to independence with honourable intentions.
Wounded and bruised, you have remained master of yourself.
When the hour came, you arose,
Lifting yourself proudly into the ranks of free peoples.
Receive, then, the congratulations of the nations
And the homage of your sons.
May your name ring out through the universe.
Beloved Burundi, sacred heritage from our forefathers,
Recognized as worthy of self-government,
With your courage you also have a sense of honour.
Sing the glory of liberty conquered again.
Beloved Burundi, worthy of our tenderest love,
We vow to your noble service our hands and hearts and lives.
May God, who gave you to us, keep you for us to venerate,
Under the shield of unity,
In peace, joy and prosperity.
When is Burundian National Anthem Played or Sung?
National anthem of Burundi is normally played or performed during national holidays, especially on the independence day events in Burundi. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other festivals in Burundi, generally marking off the beginning or the end of such festivals.
National anthem of Burundi is also frequently performed in international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.
What is the importance of Burundian National Anthem in Burundi?
The national anthem of Burundi, like other nationwide symbols of Burundi, embodies the tradition, past history, and beliefs of Burundi and its people. It helps stimulate feelings of patriotism among the Burundian individuals and advises them of their Burundi’s magnificence, beauty, and abundant heritage.
It also assists join the citizens of Burundi by one single song or music. During the performance of the Burundian national anthem, people of Burundi, regardless of their ethnic distinctions, rise in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with great determination.
Sports males and females from Burundi also feel a terrific moment of pride when they get a medal at an international sporting occasion while Burundi’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a sensation of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Burundi in schools are taught to respect their country and establish a sense of unity among themselves.