What are the words of your National Anthem? Thank you.

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17.11.2001

What are the words of your National Anthem? Thank you.

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17.11.2001
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17.11.2001

Finlands national anthem is called "Maamme", that is "Our Land" in English. The song is composed by Fredrik Pacius and the lyrics are written by J. L. Runeberg (originally a poem in the Swedish language; Finnish translation by Paavo Cajander). Nowadays everybody sings it in his/her mother tongue, but as 93 % of the Finns have Finnish as their mother tongue, the Finnish version is heard more often. Here are the Finnish words:

Oi maamme, Suomi, synnyinmaa,
soi sana kultainen!
Ei laaksoa, ei kukkulaa,
ei vettä rantaa rakkaampaa
kuin kotimaa tää pohjoinen,
maa kallis isien.

Sun kukoistukses kuorestaan
kerrankin puhkeaa;
viel lempemme saa nousemaan
sun toivos, riemus loistossaan,
ja kerran laulus, synnyinmaa,
korkeemman kaiun saa.

Originally the poem includes 11 stanzas but usually we sing only the first and the last one. Here you can find the lyrics in English translation: http://www.emulateme.com/anthems/finlandtexte.htm

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