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Nkosi, sikelel' iAfrika,

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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

      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.

      2009.12.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Helen

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

      2009.11.27 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Riaz

      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.

      2009.11.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jan

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

      2009.11.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tim

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

      2009.11.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tripp

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

      2009.11.26 Edited Reply Cancel