PRINT: The words to the South African national anthem

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Here are the lyrics, with the translation.
Here are the lyrics, with the translation.

Every South African should be able to deliver a passionate rendition of the national anthem, and with our handy print out, there's no excuse. 

Make sure you print out the words to Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika so you can sing along with your kids!

Click on the image below to download and save our national anthem:

Here are the lyrics, with the translation in brackets.

Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika,                      [God (Lord) bless Africa]                                  

Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo,  [May her glory be lifted high]                             

Yizwa imithandazo yethu,              [Hear our petitions]

Nkosi sikelela,                                [God bless us]

Thina lusapho lwayo.                     [Your children]                                                                        

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Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,    [God we ask you to protect our nation]

O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho,  [Intervene and end all conflicts]

O se boloke, O se boloke                 [Protect us]

Setjhaba sa heso,                            [Protect our nation]

Setjhaba sa South Afrika                 [Our nation, South Africa]

South Africa...                                 [South Africa...]

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Uit die blou van onse hemel,           [Ringing out from our blue heavens]

Uit die diepte van ons see,              [From our deep seas breaking round]

Oor ons ewige gebergtes,                [Over everlasting mountains]

Waar die kranse antwoord gee,      [Where the echoing crags resound]

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Sounds the call to come together,

And united we shall stand,

Let us live and strive for freedom,

In South Africa our land.

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