Qolobaa Calankeed

"Qoloba Calankeed" (Arabic: الثناء على العلم; English: "Praise to the Flag") is the national anthem of Somalia.

Qoloba Calankeed
الثناء على العلم
English: Praise to the flag

National anthem of  Somalia
Also known as"Qoloba Calenkeedu Waa Cayn oo"
LyricsAbdullahi Qarshe, 1959
MusicAbdullahi Qarshe, 1959
Adopted1 August 2012 (2012-08-01)
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"Qoloba Calankeed" (instrumental)
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The music was written and sung by Abdullahi Qarshe.[1][2] It was adopted on 1 August 2012 with the passage of the Somali national constitution,[3] in which it is enshrined.

Even though "Soomaaliyeey toosoo" is often used as a de facto national anthem, the official national anthem for Somalia is "Qoloba Calankeed".

Somali lyrics

Qolobaa calankeedu,
kolba waa ceynoo,
Innaga keenu waa,
Cirkoo kale ee,
aan caadna lahaynoo,
Ee caashaqa ee.
Xidigyahay caddi waad,
Naa ciidamisee,
Carradaa kaligaa
aadiga u curad ee
cadceeda sideeda
la caan noqo eey
Cishadaad dhalataad calooshaydii
Sidii culaygii cidaad marisee
ha ku celin cawoy dhahe ee

English lyrics

Any nation’s flag, bears its own color
The sky (above us), does ours look like
Defects it has none; love it with candor
Oh you White Star, at your service we are
Superior you are, in any part of our land
Be famous oh Star, like the sun (of the far)
On the day you arose, our hearts you have
Purified with pureness, (Oh you our flag)
Lord may not dim you, pray we in this night
The detached part of, our forces of five
I beseech from God, their return you cause
This fate that wrote, for us to meet now

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