Suriname

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Length: 81 words


Anthem lyrics (use the arrow on the left to collapse this section):

God zij met ons Suriname
Hij verheff’ons heerlijk land
Hoe wij hier ook samen kwamen
Aan zijn grond zijn wij verpand
Werkend houden w’in gedachten
Recht en waarheid maken vrij
Al wat goed is te betrachten
Dat geeft aan ons land waardij.

Opo, kondreman un’ opo! Sranangron e kari un’.
Wans’ ope tata komopo
Wi mu’ seti kondre bun.
Strey de f’ strey, wi no sa frede.
Gado de wi fesiman.
Eri libi te na dede
Wi sa feti gi Sranan.

Background:

Suriname’s national anthem, which contains verses in different languages, is unique in the Americas. The first verse of the anthem is written in Dutch, while the second is written in Sranan Tongo. This differs from other bilingual anthems that — like Canada — have versions of the same song in each language.

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