Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit

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Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit
English: You Our Ancient Land!
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National anthem ofGreenland
LyricsHenrik Lund
MusicJonathan Petersen

Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit (You Our Ancient Land; Danish: Vort ældgamle land under isblinkens bavn) is the national anthem of Greenland. It was written by Henrik Lund, and it became the national anthem in 1916.

Greenlandic[change | change source]

Nunarput, utoqqarsuanngoravit niaqqut ulissimavoqq qiinik.
Qitornatit kissumiaannarpatit tunillugit sineriavit piinik.
Akullequtaastut merlertutut ilinni perortugut tamaani
kalaallinik imminik taajumavugut niaqquit ataqqinartup saani.
Atortillugillu tamaasa pisit ingerlaniarusuleqaagut,
nutarterlugillu noqitsigisatit siumut, siumut piumaqaagut.
Inersimalersut ingerlanerat tungaalitsiterusuleqaarput,
oqaatsit "aviisit" qanoq kingunerat atussasoq erinigileqaarput.
Taqilluni naami atunngiveqaaq, kalaallit siumut makigitsi.
Inuttut inuuneq pigiuminaqaaq, saperasi isumaqaleritsi.

English[change | change source]

Our country, which has become so old your head is all covered with white hair.
Always held us, your children, in your bosom and gave us the riches of your coasts.
As middle children in the family we blossomed here Kalaallit,
we want to call ourselves before your proud and honourable head.
With a burning desire to develop what you have to give, renewing,
removing your obstacles of our desire to move forward, forward.
The way of matured societies is our zealous goal to attain;
the effect of speech and letters we long to behold.
Humbleness is not the course, Kalaallit wake up and be proud!
A dignified life is our goal; courageously take a stand.