Tunisian National Anthem Lyrics

“Humat al-Hima” is the national anthem of Tunisia and the Tunisian national anthem lyrics were written by Mustafa Sadiq Al-Rafi’i and Aboul-Qacem Echebbi and the music to the Tunisian national anthem was composed by Mohammed Abdel Wahab.

The National Anthem Lyrics for Tunisia

“Humat al-Hima” was officially adopted as the national anthem of Tunisia in the year of 1987.


Tunisian National Anthem Lyrics in Arabic (Arabic Script)

Chorus
حماة الحمى يا حماة الحمى
هلموا هلموا لمجد الزمــن
لقد صرخت في عروقنا الدما
نموت نموت و يحيا الوطن

1
لتدو السماوات برعدها
لترم الصواعق نيرانها
إلى عز تونس إلى مجدها
رجال البلاد و شبانها
فلا عاش في تونس من خانها
ولا عاش من ليس من جندها
نموت و نحيا على عهدها
حياة الكرام و موت العظام

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2
ورثنا السواعد بين الأمم
صخورا صخورا كهذا البناء
سواعد يهتز فوقها العلم
نباهي به و يباهي بنا
و فيها كفا للعلى والهمم
و فيها ضمان لنيل المنى
و فيها لأعداء تونس نقم
و فيها لمن سالمونا السلام

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3
إذا الشعب يوما أراد الحياة
فلا بدّ أن يستجيب القدر
ولا بد لليل أن ينجلي
ولا بد للقيد أن ينكســر

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Tunisian National Anthem Lyrics in Arabic (Romanization)

Tunisian National Anthem Lyrics in Arabic (Romanization)


CHORUS:
Humat al-hima ya humat al-hima
Halummu halummu li-majdi-z-zaman
Laqad sarakhat fi ‘uruqina-d-dima
Namutu namutu wa yahya-l-watan

1. Litadwi-s-samawatu bira’diha
Litarmi-s-sawa’iqu niranaha
Ila ‘izzi Tunis ila majdiha
Rijala-l-biladi wa chubbanaha
Fala ‘acha fi Tunis man khanaha
Wa la ‘acha man laysa min jundiha
Namutu wa nahya ‘ala ‘ahdiha
Hayata-l-kirami wa mawta-l-‘idham

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2. Warithna-s-sawa’ida bayn al-‘umam
Sukhuran sukhuran kahadha-l-bina
Sawa’idu yahtazzou fawqaha-l-‘alam
Nubahi bihi wa yubahi bina
Wa fiha kafa li-l-‘ula wa-l-himam
Wa fiha dhamanun linayl-il-muna
Wa fiha li’a’da’i Tunis niqam
Wa fiha liman salamuna-s-salam

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3. Idha-ch-cha’bu yawman ‘arad al-haya
Fala budda ‘an yastajib al-qadar
Wala budda li-l-layli an yanjali
Wa la budda li-l-qaydi an yankasir

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Tunisian National Anthem Lyrics Meaning in English

Chorus:
O defenders of the Homeland!
Rally around to the glory of our time!
The blood surges in our veins,
We die for the sake of our land.

1. Let the heavens roar with thunder
Let thunderbolts rain with fire.
Men and youth of Tunisia,
Rise up for her might and glory.
No place for traitors in Tunisia,
Only for those who defend her!
We live and die loyal to Tunisia,
A life of dignity and a death of glory.

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2. As a nation we inherited
Arms like granite towers.
Holding aloft our proud flag flying,
We boast of it, it boasts of us,
Arms that achieve ambitions and glory,
Sure to realize our hopes,
Inflict defeat on foes,
Offer peace to friends.

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3. When the people will to live,
Destiny must surely respond.
Oppression shall then vanish.
Fetters are certain to break.

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Tunisian National Anthem Lyrics

When is Tunisian National Anthem Played or Sung?

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

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


What is the importance of Tunisian National Anthem in Tunisia?

The national anthem of Tunisia, like other nationwide signs of Tunisia, embodies the tradition, past history, and faiths of Tunisia and its citizens. Hence, it helps stimulate sensations of patriotism amongst the Tunisian people and reminds them of their Tunisia’s magnificence, charm, and abundant heritage.

It also helps unify the residents of Tunisia by one single record or music. During the performance of the Tunisian national anthem, residents of Tunisia, in spite of their ethnic distinctions, rise up in unison and listen diligently or sing the song with fantastic determination.

Sports men and women from Tunisia also feel an excellent minute of pride when they get a medal at an international sporting occasion while Tunisia’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a feeling of having actually made their nation proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of Tunisia in schools are taught to appreciate their country and develop a sense of unity among themselves.