Tanzanian National Anthem Lyrics

“Mungu ibariki Afrika” is the national anthem of Tanzania and the Tanzanian national anthem lyrics were written by collectively and the music to the Tanzanian national anthem was composed by Enoch Sontonga.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Tanzania

“Mungu ibariki Afrika” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Tanzania in the year of 1961.


Tanzanian National Anthem Lyrics in Kiswahili

1. Mungu ibariki Africa
Wabariki Viongozi wake
Hekima Umoja na Amani
Hizi ni ngao zetu
Afrika na watu wake.

Chorus:
Ibariki Afrika
Ibariki Afrika
Tubariki watoto wa Afrika.

2. Mungu ibariki Tanzania
Dumisha uhuru na Umoja
Wake kwa Waume na Watoto
Mungu Ibariki Tanzania na watu wake.

Chorus:
Ibariki Tanzania
Ibariki Tanzania
Tubariki watoto wa Tanzania.

Tanzanian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

1. God Bless Africa.
Bless its leaders.
Let Wisdom Unity and
Peace be the shield of
Africa and its people.

Chorus:
Bless Africa,
Bless Africa,
Bless the children of Africa.

2. God Bless Tanzania.
Grant eternal Freedom and Unity
To its sons and daughters.
God Bless Tanzania and its People.

Chorus:
Bless Tanzania,
Bless Tanzania,
Bless the children of Tanzania.
Tanzanian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Tanzanian National Anthem Played or Sung?

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

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


What is the importance of Tanzanian National Anthem in Tanzania?

The national anthem of Tanzania, like other national signs of Tanzania, embodies the custom, past history, and beliefs of Tanzania and its individuals. It assists evoke feelings of patriotism among the Tanzanian individuals and advises them of their Tanzania’s magnificence, charm, and rich heritage.

It also assists unite the residents of Tanzania by one single song or music. During the performance of the Tanzanian national anthem, people of Tanzania, in spite of their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unison and listen attentively or sing the song with fantastic passion.

Sports males and females from Tanzania also feel an excellent moment of pride when they get a medal at a global sporting event while Tanzania’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having actually made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Tanzania in schools learn to respect their country and establish a sense of unity amongst themselves.