Nkosi, sikelel' iAfrika,

by Pete November. 26, 2009 3543 views

Xhosa Version [youtube.com]

Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo
Yiva imathandazo yethu
Nkosi Sikelela Nkosi Sikelela

Sesotho Version

Morena boloka sechaba sa heso
O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho,
Morena boloka sechaba sa heso,
O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho.

Zulu Version

Nkosi, sikelel' iAfrika,
Malupnakanyisw' udumo lwayo;
Yizwa imithandazo yethu
Nkosi sikelela,
Nkosi sikelela,

English Version

Lord, bless Africa
May her spirit rise high up
Hear thou our prayers
Lord bless us.

Afrikaans Version

Seen ons Here God, seen Afrika,
Laat sy mag tot in die hemel reik,
Hoor ons as ons in gebede vra,
Seen ons in Afrika,
Kinders van Afrika.

(How do you know that you are in Africa?
When they warn you on the traffic report to be on the look out for a Hippo on the highway.)
No Lie :-))

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Monika 7 years, 10 months ago

the only animals I`ve ever seen on highways are the dead insects smashed on the wind-screen. this is somehow a very funny pic.

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Nancy 7 years, 10 months ago

Fantastic capture!!

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Pickledherring 7 years, 10 months ago

Very nice shot.

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Christa 7 years, 10 months ago

They look nice, but they are like icebergs :))

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 10 months ago

Wonderful capture - just so cute (don't ask me how something as big as a hippo can be cute but these ones are!!)

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 10 months ago


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Tom 7 years, 10 months ago

A Hippo on the highway really!! Nice shot

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Pete 7 years, 10 months ago

Thanks all
have a great weekend

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 11 months ago

Very cool capture.....they all look very curious....

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Dorothe 7 years, 11 months ago

Fantastic shot! From far away they look so cute....

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 11 months ago

As if they are saying "Come on in.... I dare you"
Great picture.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
David Swatton 7 years, 11 months ago

Well, let's face it you wouldn't want to run into it would you? Cool shot.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Ines 7 years, 11 months ago

:))) great post!!!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Riyaz 7 years, 11 months ago

Great post! The anthem is very similar in tune to the Tanzanian National Anthem [url=http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=tanzania+national+anthem+youtube&lr=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=PncOS-WMOYiK4Qbww7yLBA&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBAQqwQwAA#source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=tanzania+national+anthem+youtube&lr=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=PncOS-WMOYiK4Qbww7yLBA&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBAQqwQwAA&start=10&view=2&qvid=tanzania+national+anthem+youtube&vid=-1717823979208334326]Tanzania National Anthem[/url]

Mungu ibariki Africa
Wabariki Viongozi wake
Hekima Umoja na
Amani Hizi ni ngao zetu
Afrika na watu wake.
Ibariki Afrika
Ibariki Afrika
Tubariki watoto wa Afrika.
Mungu ibariki Tanzania
Dumisha uhuru na Umoja
Wake kwa Waume na Watoto
Mungu Ibariki Tanzania na watu wake.
Ibariki Tanzania
Ibariki Tanzania
Tubariki watoto wa Tanzania.



God Bless Africa.

Bless its leaders.

Let Wisdom Unity and

Peace be the shield of

Africa and its people.


Bless Africa,


Bless the children of Africa.

God Bless Tanzania.

Grant eternal Freedom and Unity

To its sons and daughters.

God Bless Tanzania and its People.


Bless Tanzania,


Bless the children of Tanzania.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Soubhagya Sagar Behera 7 years, 11 months ago


7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jan Eljapa 7 years, 11 months ago

pff really got cold chilles from watching that clip....
lots of emotions....

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lennon Fletcher 7 years, 11 months ago

Now sing it :-)

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Tim 7 years, 11 months ago

Impressive voices...loved teh lonk Pete ty. And the hippos :)))

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jet28 7 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful grouping :-)

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Tripp 7 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful family photo.From looking at your blog I would say that Africa is blessed with gifts aplenty.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Camille 7 years, 11 months ago

a hippo on the highway ...? ...omg :-))

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