Sao Tome and Principe National Anthem Lyrics

“Independência total” is the national anthem of Sao Tome and Principe and the Sao Tome and Principe national anthem lyrics were written by Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito Santo and the music to the Sao Tome and Principe national anthem was composed by Manuel dos Santos Barreto de Sousa e Almeida.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Sao Tome and Principe

“Independência total” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Sao Tome and Principe in the year of 1975.


Santomean National Anthem Lyrics in Portuguese

Chorus:
Independência total,
Glorioso canto do porvo,
Independência total,
Hino sagrado de combate.
Dinamismo
Na luta nacional,
Juramento eterno
No pais soberano de São Tomé e Príncipe.

1. Guerrilheiro da guerra sem armas na mão,
Chama viva na alma do porvo,
Congregando os filhos das ilhas
Em redor da Pátria Imortal.

Independência total, total e completa,
Costruindo, no progresso e na paz,
A nação ditosa da Terra,
Com os braços heróicos do povo.

Chorus:
Independência total,
Glorioso canto do porvo,
Independência total,
Hino sagrado de combate.

2. Trabalhando, lutando, presente em vencendo,
Caminhamos a passos gigantes
Na cruzada dos povos africanos,
Hasteando a bandeira nacional.

Voz do porvo, presente, presente em conjunto,
Vibra rijo no coro da esperança
Ser herói no hora do perigo,
Ser herói no ressurgir do País.

Chorus:
Independência total,
Glorioso canto do porvo,
Independência total,
Hino sagrado de combate.
Dinamismo
Na luta nacional,
Juramento eterno
No pais soberano de São Tomé e Príncipe.

Santomean National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

Chorus:
Total independence,
Glorious song of the people,
Total independence,
Sacred hymn of combat.
Dynamism
In the national struggle,
Eternal oath
To the sovereign country of São Tomé and Príncipe.

1. Warriors in the war without weapons,
Live flame in the soul of the people,
Congregating the sons of the islands
Around the Immortal Fatherland.

Total independence, total and complete,
Building, in progress and peace,
With the heroic hands of the people,
The happiest nation on earth.

Chorus:
Total independence,
Glorious song of the people,
Total independence,
Sacred hymn of combat.

2. Working, struggling, struggling and conquering,
We go ahead with giant steps
In the crusade of the African peoples,
Raising the national flag.

Voice of the people, present, present and united,
Strong beat in the heart of hope
To be a hero in the hour of peril,
A hero of the Nation’s resurgence.

Chorus:
Total independence,
Glorious song of the people,
Total independence,
Sacred hymn of combat.
Dynamism
In the national struggle,
Eternal oath
To the sovereign country of São Tomé and Príncipe.
Sao Tome and Principe National Anthem Lyrics

When is Sao Tome and Principe National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of Sao Tome and Principe is typically played or performed during national holidays, specifically on the independence day events in Sao Tome and Principe. It is also performed throughout cultural and other celebrations in Sao Tome and Principe, usually marking off the start or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of Sao Tome and Principe is also frequently carried out in global sporting occasions, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport events.


What is the importance of Sao Tome and Principe National Anthem in Sao Tome and Principe?

The national anthem of Sao Tome and Principe, like other national signs of Sao Tome and Principe, represents the custom, history, and beliefs of Sao Tome and Principe and its citizens. Hence, it assists evoke sensations of patriotism among the Sao Tome and Principe people and advises them of their Sao Tome and Principe’s splendor, beauty, and rich heritage.

It also helps join the citizens of Sao Tome and Principe by one single track or music. During the performance of the Sao Tome and Principe national anthem, citizens of Sao Tome and Principe, in spite of their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with great excitement.

Sports men and women from Sao Tome and Principe also feel a great minute of pride when they receive a medal at a worldwide sporting occasion while Sao Tome and Principe’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a feeling of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Sao Tome and Principe in schools learn to appreciate their country and develop a feeling of unity among themselves.