Central African Republic National Anthem

Lyrics Barthelemy Boganda
Music Herbert Pepper
Adopted 1960

Central African Republic National Anthem Lyrics

French lyrics

O Centrafrique, o berceau des Bantous !
Reprends ton droit au respect, à la vie !
Longtemps soumis, longtemps brime par tous,
Mais de ce jour brisant la tyrannie.
Dans le travail, l'ordre et la dignite,
Tu reconquiers ton droit, ton unite,
Et pour franchir cette etape nouvelle,
De nos ancetres la voix nous appelle.

Chorus:

Au travail dans l'ordre et la dignite,
Dans le respect du droit dans l'unite,
Brisant la misere et la tyrannie,
Brandissant l'etendard de la Patrie.

Sango lyrics

Beafrika, mbeso tiaBantu
Kiri mo gbu gigitimo-mveni
Mo baa pasi na gbe tiazo kue
Me fadeso, mo ke na kürü go
Mo so benda, mo bungbi kue oko
Na kusara nga na nengo-tere
Tito nda tifiniduti tie so
E mä gbego ti_akotarä tie

Chorus:

E gbu kua nzonina nengo-tere
E kpe ndiä nzonina mängo-tere
E kinda wasiobe, e tomba pasi
E yaa bandera tikodro tie!

English translation

Oh! Central Africa, cradle of the Bantu!
Take up again your right to respect, to life!
Long subjugated, long scorned by all,
But, from today, breaking tyranny's hold.
Through work, order and dignity
You reconquer your rights, your unity,
And to take this new step
The voice of our ancestors call us.

Chorus:

To work! In order and dignity,
In the respect for rights and in unity,
Breaking poverty and tyranny,
Holding high the flag of the Fatherland.

National Anthem of Central African Republic


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