Basotho National Anthem Lyrics

“Lesotho Fatše La Bontata Rona” is the national anthem of Lesotho and the Basotho national anthem lyrics were written by François Coillard and the music to the Basotho national anthem was composed by Ferdinand-Samuel Laur.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Lesotho

“Lesotho Fatše La Bontata Rona” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Lesotho in the year of 1966.


Basotho National Anthem Lyrics in Sesotho

1. Lesotho fatse la bo ntat’a rona,
Har’a mafatse le letle ke lona.
Ke moo re hlahileng,
Ke moo re holileng,
Rea la rata.

2. Molimo ak’u boloke Lesotho,
U felise lintoa le matsoenyeho.
Oho fatse lena,
La bo ntat’a rona,
Le be le khotso.

Basotho National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Lesotho, land of our Fathers,
You are the most beautiful country of all.
You give us birth,
In you we are reared
And you are dear to us.

2. Lord, we ask You to protect Lesotho.
Keep us free from conflict and tribulations.
Oh, land of mine,
Land of our Fathers,
May you have peace.
Basotho National Anthem Lyrics

When is Basotho National Anthem Played or Sung?

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

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


What is the importance of Basotho National Anthem in Lesotho?

The national anthem of Lesotho, like other national symbols of Lesotho, embodies the tradition, history, and faiths of Lesotho and its people. It assists evoke feelings of patriotism amongst the Basotho people and advises them of their Lesotho’s magnificence, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also helps unify the people of Lesotho by one single tune or music. Throughout the performance of the Basotho national anthem, citizens of Lesotho, regardless of their ethnic distinctions, rise in unison and listen diligently or sing the song with terrific enthusiasm.

Sports males and females from Lesotho also feel an excellent moment of delight when they receive a medal at an international sporting event while Lesotho’s national anthem is played in the background. It provides a sensation of having made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Lesotho in schools learn to respect their nation and establish a feeling of unity among themselves.