Motherland (anthem)

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National anthem of Mauritius
LyricsJean-Georges Prosper
MusicJoseph Philippe Gentil
Audio sample
U.S. Navy Band instrumental version

"Motherland" is the national anthem of Mauritius. It became the country's national anthem in 1968, when it became independent from the United Kingdom. The song's music was composed by a composer named Joseph Philippe Gentil, and the words of the song were written by a poet named Jean-Georges Prosper. It was created for a competition, and this song won that competition.[1]

Lyrics[change | change source]

Like in the United States, there is no official language on the island country of Mauritius. The official lyrics for this song is in English.[2] However, there are many languages spoken in Mauritius, because the country's residents are made of primarily of people from other parts of the world. The most commonly spoken languages spoken there are French, English, Creole, as well as Indian languages.

Words of the song in English[1] Words of the song in French[3][4] Words of the song in Mauritian Creole[5] Words of the song in Bhojpuri

Glory to thee, Motherland
O Motherland of mine.
Sweet is thy beauty,
Sweet is thy fragrance,
Around thee we gather
As one people,
As one nation,
In peace, justice and liberty.
Beloved Country,
May God bless thee
For ever and ever.

Gloire à toi, Ile Maurice,
Ô ma mère patrie,
Fraîche est ta beauté,
Doux est ton parfum,
Nous voici tous debout,
Comme un seul peuple,
Une seule nation,
En paix, justice et liberté,
Pays bien-aimé,
Que Dieu te bénisse,
Aujourd'hui et toujours.

Twa laglwar, Patrie
O mo Patrie.
To bote se dou,
To parfin se dou,
Nou rasanble létor twa
Kouma enn sel pep,
Kouma enn sel nasion,
Dan lape, lazistis é liberte.
Péi pu,
Bondié beni twa
Pou touletan.

आपकी जय (मॉरीशस),
(मॉरीशस,) हे मेरी मातृभूमि,
ताजा है आपकी खूबसूरती,
मीठा है आपका इत्र,
हम सब खड़े हैं,
एक व्यक्ति के रूप में,
एक राष्ट्र,
शांति, न्याय और स्वतंत्रता में,
प्रिय देश,
भगवान आपका भला करे,
आज और हमेशा।

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Republic of Mauritius- National Anthem". Government of Mauritius. Archived from the original on 6 August 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  2. Constitution of Mauritius – 49. Official language. National Assembly. Government Portal of Mauritius.
  3. Prosper, Jean-Georges (2008). Gloire à la mère patrie: inspirations de l'hymne national : XL (in French). ELP Publications. p. 27. ISBN 978-99903-87-61-2.
  4. "République de Maurice- Hymne national". Gouvernement de Maurice. Archived from the original on 2022-02-07. Retrieved 2022-02-07.
  5. Patrie