Cambodian National Anthem Lyrics

“Nokoreach” is the national anthem of Cambodia and the Cambodian national anthem lyrics were written by Samdach Chuon Nat and the music to the Cambodian national anthem was composed by F. Perruchot and J. Jekyll.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Cambodia

“Nokoreach” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Cambodia in the year of 1941.


Cambodian National Anthem Lyrics in Khmer (Khmer Script)

1. សូមពួកទេវត្តា
រក្សាមហាក្សត្រយើង
អោយបានរុងរឿង
ដោយជ័យមង្គលសិរីសួស្តី
យើងខ្ញុំព្រះអង្គ
សូមជ្រកក្រោមម្លប់ព្រះបារមី
នៃព្រះនរបតី
វង្សក្សត្រាដែលសាងប្រាសាទថ្ម
គ្រប់គ្រងដែនខ្មែរ
បុរាណថ្កើងថ្កាន។

2. ប្រាសាទសីលា កំបាំងកណ្តាលព្រៃ
គួរអោយស្រមៃ
នឹកដល់យសស័ក្តិមហានគរ
ជាតិខ្មែរដូចថ្ម
គង់វង្សនៅល្អរឹងប៉ឹងជំហរ
យើងសង្ឃឹមពរ
ភ័ព្វព្រេងសំណាងរបស់កម្ពុជា
មហារដ្ឋកើតមាន យូរអង្វែងហើយ។

3. គ្រប់វត្តអារាម ឮតែសូរស័ព្ទធម៌
សូត្រដោយអំណរ
រំឮកគុណពុទ្ធសាសនា
ចូរយើងជាអ្នក
ជឿជាក់ស្មោះស្ម័គ្រតាមបែបដូនតា
គង់តែទេវត្តា នឹងជួយជ្រោមជ្រែង
ផ្គត់ផ្គង់ប្រយោជន៍ឱយ
ដល់ប្រទេសខ្មែរ ជាមហានគរ។

Cambodian National Anthem Lyrics in Khmer (Romanization)

Cambodian National Anthem Lyrics in Khmer (Romanization)


1. Som pouk tepda rak sa moha khsath yeung
Oy ben roung roeung doy chey monkol srey soursdey
Yeung Khnom preah ang som chrok Krom molup preah Bar a ro mey
Ney preah Noropdey vong Khsat tra del sang preah sat thmr
Kroup Kraung dèn Khmer bor ann thkoeung thkann.

2. Pra sath sé la kom bang kan dal prey
Kuor oy srmay noeuk dl yuos sak Moha Nokor
Cheat Khmer dauch Thmar kong vong ny lar rung peung chom hor.
Yeung sang Khim por pheap preng samnang robuos Kampuchea.
Moha rth koeut mien you ang veanh hey.

3. Kroup vath aram lu tè so sap thoeur
Sot doy am no rom lik koun poth sasna
Chol yeung chea neak thioeur thiak smos smak tam bep donn ta
Kong tè thévoda nùng chuoy chrom chrèng phkot phkang pra yoch oy
Dol pra teah Khmer chea Moha Nokor


Cambodian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Heaven protects our King
And gives him happiness and glory
To reign over our souls and our destinies,
The one being, heir of the Sovereign builders,
Guiding the proud old Kingdom.

2. Temples are asleep in the forest,
Remembering the splendour of Moha Nokor.
Like a rock the Khmer race is eternal.
Let us trust in the fate of Cambodia,
The empire which challenges the ages.

3. Songs rise up from the pagodas
To the glory of holy Buddhist faith.
Let us be faithful to our ancestors’ belief.
Thus heaven will lavish its bounty
Towards the ancient Khmer country, the Moha Nokor.
Cambodian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Cambodian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Cambodia is typically played or sang during national holidays, particularly on the independence day events in Cambodia. It is also carried out during cultural and other celebrations in Cambodia, normally marking off the start or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of Cambodia is also frequently carried out in worldwide sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Cambodian National Anthem in Cambodia?

The national anthem of Cambodia, like other nationwide symbols of Cambodia, embodies the tradition, past history, and beliefs of Cambodia and its people. It assists evoke sensations of patriotism among the Cambodian people and reminds them of their Cambodia’s glory, appeal, and rich heritage.

It also assists unite the people of Cambodia by one single track or music. During the performance of the Cambodian national anthem, citizens of Cambodia, in spite of their ethnic differences, rise up in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with fantastic passion.

Sports males and females from Cambodia also feel a terrific minute of gratification when they receive a medal at a worldwide sporting event while Cambodia’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Cambodia in schools are taught to respect their nation and establish a spirit of unity among themselves.