Mungu ibariki Afrika
Mungu ibariki Africa is the national anthem of Tanzania. The melody is that of the composed in 1897 by the South African national anthem Nkosi Enoch Mankayi Sontonga Sikelel ' iAfrika ( God Bless Africa), which is also the national anthem of Zambia as well as a part of the South African national anthem. The text in the official language Swahili is based on the original written by Sontonga.
The anthem has already been used in an almost identical version of the Republic of Tanganyika, but reference was in the second stanza nor taken on the former country name Tanganyika. After the union with Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania on 26 April 1964, the now valid text version came into force.
Mungu ibariki Africa Wabariki Viongozi wake Hekima na Umoja Amani Hizi ni ngao zetu Africa na watu wake. CHORUS: Ibariki Africa Ibariki Africa Tubariki Watoto wa Africa. Mungu ibariki Tanzania Uhuru na Umoja Dumisha Wake kwa Waume na Watoto Mungu Ibariki Tanzania na watu wake. CHORUS: Ibariki Tanzania Ibariki Tanzania Tubariki Watoto wa Tanzania.
God bless Africa. Bless its leaders. Wisdom, unity and Peace be the shield Africa and its people. CHORUS: Bless Africa, Bless Africa, Bless us, the children of Africa. God bless Tanzania. Preserve Freedom and Unity for women, men and children God bless Tanzania and its people. CHORUS: Bless Tanzania, Bless Tanzania, Bless us, the children of Tanzania.