Central African National Anthem Lyrics

“La Renaissance” is the national anthem of Central African Republic and the Central African national anthem lyrics were written by Barthélémy Boganda and the music to the Central African national anthem was composed by Herbert Pepper [Fr].

The National Anthem Lyrics for Central African Republic

“La Renaissance” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Central African Republic in the year of 1960.


Central African National Anthem Lyrics in French

Ô Centrafrique, ô berceau des Bantous!
Reprends ton droit au respect, à la vie!
Longtemps soumis, longtemps brimé partous,
Mais de ce jour brisant la tyrannie.
Dans le travail, l’ordre et la dignité,
Tu reconquiers ton droit, ton unité,
Et pour franchir cette étape nouvelle,
De nos ancêtres la voix nous appelle.

Chorus:
Au travail dans l’ordre et la dignité,
Dans le respect du droit dans l’unité,
Brisant la misère et la tyrannie,
Brandissant l’étendard de la Patrie.

Central African National Anthem Lyrics in Sango

Central African National Anthem Lyrics in Sango


Bêafrîka, mbeso tî âBantu
Kîri mo gbû gîgî tî mo-mvenî
Mo bâa pâsi na gbe tî âzo kûê
Me fadësô, mo ke na kürü gô
Mo sö benda, mo bûngbi kûê ôko
Na kusâra ngâ na nëngö-terê
Tî tö ndâ tî finî dutï tî ë sô
E mä gbegô tî-âkötarä tî ë

CHORUS:
E gbû kua nzönî na nëngö-terê
E kpë ndiä nzönî na mängö-terê
E kinda wasïöbê, ë tomba pâsi
E yâa bandêra tî ködrö tî ë!

Central African National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

Oh! Central Africa, cradle of the Bantu!
Take up again your right to respect, to life!
Long subjugated, long scorned by all,
But, from today, breaking tyranny’s hold.
Through work, order and dignity
You reconquer your rights, your unity,
And to take this new step
The voice of our ancestors call us.

Chorus:
To work! In order and dignity,
in the respect for rights and in unity,
Breaking poverty and tyranny,
Holding high the flag of the Fatherland.
Central African National Anthem Lyrics

When is Central African National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Central African Republic is usually played or sung throughout national holidays, particularly on the independence day celebrations in Central African Republic. It is also carried out during cultural and other festivals in Central African Republic, normally marking off the start or the end of such festivals.

National anthem of Central African Republic is also frequently performed in international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Central African National Anthem in Central African Republic?

The national anthem of Central African Republic, like other national symbols of Central African Republic, represents the tradition, past history, and beliefs of Central African Republic and its citizens. Thus, it helps stimulate sensations of patriotism among the Central African people and reminds them of their Central African Republic’s splendor, charm, and rich heritage.

It also assists join the citizens of Central African Republic by one single tune or music. Throughout the performance of the Central African national anthem, citizens of Central African Republic, in spite of their ethnic differences, rise in unity and listen attentively or sing the song with excellent determination.

Sports men and women from Central African Republic also feel a great moment of honor when they receive a medal at a worldwide sporting occasion while Central African Republic’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a feeling of having actually made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Central African Republic in schools learn to appreciate their country and develop a sense of unity among themselves.