Ethiopian National Anthem Lyrics

“Wodefit Gesgeshi is the national anthem of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian national anthem lyrics were written by Dereje Melaku Mengesha and the music to the Ethiopian national anthem was composed by Solomon Lulu Mitiku.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Ethiopia

“Wodefit Gesgeshi was officially adopted as the national anthem of Ethiopia in the year of 1992.


Ethiopian National Anthem Lyrics in Amharic (Ge'ez Script)

የዜግነት ክብር በኢትዮጵያችን ፀንቶ
ታየ ህዝባዊነት ዳር እስከዳር በርቶ
ለሰላም ለፍትህ ለህዝቦች ነፃነት
በእኩልነት በፍቅር ቆመናል ባንድነት
መሰረተ ፅኑ ሰብዕናን ያልሻርን
ህዝቦች ነን ለስራ በስራ የኖርን
ድንቅ የባህል መድረክ ያኩሪ ቅርስ ባለቤት
የተፈጥሮ ፀጋ የጀግና ህዝብ እናት
እንጠብቅሻለን አለብን አደራ
ኢትዮጵያችን ኑሪ እኛም ባንቺ እንኩራ።

Ethiopian National Anthem Lyrics in Amharic (Romanization)


Yäzêgennät Keber Bä-Ityopp’yachchen S’änto
Tayyä Hezbawinnät Dar Eskädar Bärto.
Läsälam Läfeteh Lähezboch Näs’annät;
Bä’ekkulennät Bäfeqer Qomänal Bä’andennät.
Mäsärätä S’enu Säbe’enan Yalsharen;
Hezboch Nän Läsera Bäsera Yänoren.
Denq Yäbahel Mädräk Yä’akuri Qers Baläbet;
Yätäfät’ro S’ägga Yäjägna Hezb Ennat.
Ennet’äbbeqeshallän Alläbben Adära;
Ityopp’yachchen nuri Eññam Banchi Ennekura!

Ethiopian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

Respect for citizenship is strong in our Ethiopia;
National pride is seen, shining from one side to another.
For peace, for justice, for the freedom of peoples,
In equality and in love we stand united.
Firm of foundation, we do not dismiss humanness;
We are peoples who live through work.
Wonderful is the stage of tradition, mistress of proud heritage,
Mother of natural virtue, mother of a valorous people.
We shall protect you – we have a duty;
Our Ethiopia, live! And let us be proud of you!

Ethiopian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Ethiopian National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Ethiopia is usually played or performed during national holidays, specifically on the independence day events in Ethiopia. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other celebrations in Ethiopia, generally marking off the beginning or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of Ethiopia is also typically carried out in global sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of Ethiopian National Anthem in Ethiopia?

The national anthem of Ethiopia, like other national signs of Ethiopia, embodies the custom, past history, and faiths of Ethiopia and its individuals. Hence, it helps stimulate sensations of patriotism amongst the Ethiopian people and advises them of their Ethiopia’s glory, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also helps join the citizens of Ethiopia by one single record or music. During the performance of the Ethiopian national anthem, citizens of Ethiopia, regardless of their ethnic differences, rise in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with great determination.

Sports males and females from Ethiopia also feel a great moment of delight when they get a medal at a worldwide sporting event while Ethiopia’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a sensation of having actually made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Ethiopia in schools are taught to appreciate their nation and develop a sense of unity amongst themselves.