Armenia National Anthem

English Our Fatherland
Lyrics Mikael Nalbandian (1829–1866), 1859
Music Barsegh Kanachyan (1885–1967)
Adopted 1918 (re-adopted in 1991)

National Anthems of Armenia

Mer Hayrenik 1918–1922
Anthem of the Armenian SSR 1944–1991
Mer Hayrenik since 1991

Armenia National Anthem Lyrics

Latin Transcription

Mer Hayrenik’, azat ankakh,
Vor aprel e dare dar
Yur vordik’ё ard kanch’um e
Azat, ankakh Hayastan.

Aha yeghbayr k’ez mi drosh,
Zor im dzer’k’ov gortsets’i
Gishernerë yes k’un ch’egha,
Artasuk’ov lvats’i.

Nayir nran yerek’ guynov,
Nvirakan mek’ nshan
T’ogh p’oghp’oghi t’shnamu dem
T’ogh misht pantsa Hayastan.

Amenayn tegh mahë mi e
Mard mi angam pit mer’ni,
Bayts’ yerani, vor yur azgi
Azatut’yan kzohvi.

English Translation

Our Fatherland, free, independent,
That has for centuries lived,
Is now summoning its sons
To the free, independent Armenia.

Here is a flag for you, my brother,
That I have sewn
Over the sleepless nights,
And bathed in my tears.

Look at it, tricolored,
A valuable symbol for us.
Let it shine against the enemy,
Let you, Armenia, be glorious forever.

Death is the same everywhere,
A man dies but once,
Blessed is the one that dies
For the freedom of his nation.

Armenia National Anthem


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