Friday, December 9, 2011

Historia Fupi Ya Wimbo wa Mungu Ibariki Afrika

Words by: collectively
Music by: Enoch Mankayi Sontonga
Adopted: 1961
Tanzania was the first African nation to use the popular African song "God Bless Africa" as its anthem, in 1961 when it was Tanganyika, and was retained after union with Zanzibar in 1964. It is now also used by South Africa (as part of the current anthem) and Zambia (with different words), and formerly used by Zimbabwe, Ciskei, and Transkei

The version used in Tanzania is in Swahili (the official language of the country) and not in Sontonga's original lyrics of Xhosa, and was translated bya group of people.

1. 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.

2. 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. 

Hapa Mtumshi John Lisu akiimba Mungu Ibariki in Worship Way

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