Rwandan National Anthem Lyrics

“Rwanda Nziza” is the national anthem of Rwanda and the Rwandan national anthem lyrics were written by Faustin Murigo and the music to the Rwandan national anthem was composed by Jean-Bosco Hashakimana.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Rwanda

“Rwanda Nziza” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Rwanda in the year of 2002.


Rwandan National Anthem Lyrics in Kinyarwanda

1. Rwanda nziza gihugu cyacu
Wuje imisozi, ibiyaga n’ibirunga
Ngobyi iduhetse gahorane ishya.
Rekatukurate tukuvuge ibigwi
Wowe utubumbiye hamwe twese
Abanyarwanda uko watubyaye
Berwa, sugira, singizwa iteka.

2. Horana Imana murage mwiza
Ibyo tugukesha ntibishyikirwa:
Umuco dusangiye uraturanga
Ururimi rwacu rukaduhuza
Ubwenge, umutima, amaboko yacu
Nibigukungahaze bikwiye
Nuko utere imbere ubutitsa.

3. Abakurambere b’intwari
Bitanze batizigama
Baraguhanga uvamo ubukombe
Utsinda ubukoroni na mpatsebihugu
Byayogoje Afurika yose
None uraganje mu bwigenge
Tubikomeyeho uko turi twese.

4. Komeza imihigo rwanda dukunda
Duhagurukiye kukwitangira
Ngo amahoro asabe mu bagutuye
Wishyire wizane muri byose
Urangwe n’ishyaka, utere imbere
Uhamye umubano n’amahanga yose
Maze ijabo ryawe riguhe ijambo.

Rwandan National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. Rwanda, our beautiful and dear country
Adorned of hills, lakes and volcanoes
Motherland, would be always filled of happiness
Us all your children: Abanyarwanda
Let us sing your glare and proclaim your high facts
You, maternal bosom of us all
Would be admired forever, prosperous and cover of praises.

2. Invaluable heritage, that God protects to you
You filled us priceless goods
Our common culture identifies us
Our single language unifies us
That our intelligence, our conscience and our forces
Fill you with varied riches
For an unceasingly renewed development.

3. Our valorous ancestors
Gave themselves bodies and souls
As far as making you a big nation
You overcame the colonial-imperialistic yoke
That has devastated Africa entirely
And has your joy of your sovereign independence
Acquired that constantly we will defend.

4. Maintain this cape, beloved Rwanda,
Standing, we commit for you
So that peace reigns countrywide
That you are free of all hindrance
That your determination hires progress
That you have excellent relations with all countries
And that finally your pride is worth your esteem.

Rwandan National Anthem Lyrics

When is Rwandan National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Rwanda is normally played or sang during national holidays, especially on the independence day celebrations in Rwanda. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other festivals in Rwanda, generally marking off the beginning or the end of such celebrations.

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


What is the importance of Rwandan National Anthem in Rwanda?

The national anthem of Rwanda, like other nationwide signs of Rwanda, embodies the tradition, past history, and faiths of Rwanda and its folks. It helps stimulate feelings of patriotism amongst the Rwandan people and advises them of their Rwanda’s splendor, charm, and rich heritage.

It also assists unite the residents of Rwanda by one single record or music. Throughout the performance of the Rwandan national anthem, citizens of Rwanda, regardless of their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with fantastic commitment.

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