Mer Hayrenik

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Մեր Հայրենիք
English: Our Fatherland
Mer Hayrenik
National anthem of  Armenia
Lyrics Mikael Nalbandian (1829-1866), 1859[1]
Music Barsegh Kanachyan (1885-1967)
Adopted 1991
Music sample

Mer Hayrenik is the national anthem of the Republic of Armenia. It means "Our Fatherland". It was started on July 1, 1991. It was also the national anthem of the Democratic Republic of Armenia, the first modern Armenian state.

The words come from a version of The Song of an Italian girl. It was written in 1859 by Mikael Nalbandian.[1] Later Barsegh Kanachyan made music for the anthem.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 (Armenian) Իտալացի աղջկա երգը The Song of the Italian girl in Armenian Wikisource