Mer Hayrenik

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English: Our Fatherland
Mer Hayrenik
Flag of Armenia in Yerevan.JPG
National anthem of Armenia
Lyrics Mikael Nalbandian, 1861
Music Barsegh Kanachyan
Adopted 1918 (re-adopted in 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. Later Barsegh Kanachyan made music for the anthem.

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