Himni i Flamurit
|English: Hymn to the Flag|
|National anthem of||Albania|
"Himni i Flamurit" (in English: 'Hymn to the Flag') is the national anthem of Albania. The words were written by the Albanian poet Asdreni (Aleksandër Stavre Drenova). The hymn was first published as a poem in Liri e Shqipërisë (in English: Freedom of Albania), an Albanian newspaper in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 21 April 1912. It was later printed in a volume of poems by Drenova titled Ëndra e lotë (in English: Dreams and tears), which was published in Bucharest. The music of the anthem was composed by the Romanian composer Ciprian Porumbescu. It's based on the song Pe-al nostru steag e scris Unire.
Lyrics[change | change source]
Albanian original[change | change source]
The first part (stanza or verse) is always sung, the second part sometimes, but the third part is never sung.
Rreth flamurit të përbashkuar
[rɛθ̟ fla.mu.ɾit tə pəɾ.baʃ.ku.aɾ]
Around our flag, united we stand,
In other alphabets[change | change source]
Albanian has historically been written in a number of different alphabets.
|Bashkimi alphabet||Istanbul alphabet||Greek alphabet (Arvanitic)||Cyrillic alphabet|
Rréth flamurit te perbashkuar
Ρεθ flamurit te perbaσkuar
Ρρεθ φλαμȣριτ τε̱ πε̱ρbασ̈κȣaρ
Рреҫ фљамурит тә пәрбашкуар
References[change | change source]
- Himni kombëtar
- https://web.archive.org/web/20091026231048/http://geocities.com/vaso_tole/Albanian/NationAnthem-AL.html [Warning: The whole article's in Albanian! Copy-and-paste and use Google Translate.]
- https://m.adevarul.ro/locale/braila/un-vechi-cantec-patriotic-romanesc-fost-imn-romaniei-perioada-1975-1977-ajuns-imnul-albaniei-1_565d9d077d919ed50ec7dd2f/index.html Un vechi cântec patriotic românesc, fost imn al României în perioada 1975-1977, a ajuns imnul Albaniei. Adevărul. 1 December 2015. Tatu, Alina Andra. Retrived 26 May 2020.
- https://www.teksteshqip.al/asdreni/poezi-107811.php Himni I Flamurit. teksteshqip. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
- http://albcan.ca/alb/?page_id=305 Hymni Shqiptar [Albanian Anthem]. Albcan.ca (in Albanian). Shoqata Bashkesia Shqiptaro Kanadeze [Albanian Canadian Community Association]. Retrieved 19 August 2019.