Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty

Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty
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National anthem of  Uganda
LyricsGeorge Wilberforce Kakoma
MusicGeorge Wilberforce Kakoma
Adopted1962; 56 years ago (1962)
Audio sample
"Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty"

"Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty" is the Ugandan national anthem. It was adopted in 1962, with words and music by George Wilberforce Kakoma.[1] At just 8 bars of music, it is one of the shortest in the world, and it is usually performed with two verses in order to lengthen it.[2] The Ugandan national anthem has been translated into twenty-five major languages of Uganda.[3]

Lyrics

English lyrics Swahili lyrics Luganda lyrics
Oh Uganda!
May God uphold Thee,
We lay our future in thy hand,
United, free,
For liberty,
Together we'll always stand.
Oh Uganda!
The land of Freedom,
Our love and labor we give,
And with neighbours' all,
At our Country's call,
In peace and friendship, we'll live.
Oh Uganda!
The land that Feeds us,
By sun and fertile soil grown,
For our own dear land,
We'll always stand,
The Pearl of Africa's Crown.
Ewe Uganda!
Mungu akutunze,
Tunaweka kesho yetu mkononi mwako,
Pamoja kama watu huru
Kwa ajili ya uhuru,
Tutashikamana daima.
Ewe Uganda!
Nchi ya uhuru,
Tunakutolea upendo na kazi,
Pamoja na majirani wetu,
Kwa wito wa nchi yetu,
Twaishi kwa amani na undugu.
Ewe Uganda!
Nchi inayotulisha,
Kwa jua na ardhi yenye rutba,
Kwa ajili ya nchi yetu,
Tutasimama daima,
Wewe ni lulu ya taji la Afrika.
O Yuganda!
Katonda akuwanirire,
Tussa eby’omumaso byaffe mu mikono gyo,
Mu bwegassi n’obuteefu,
Ku lw’obumu,
Tujjanga bulijjo kuyimirirawo!
O Yuganda!
Ensi y’eddembe,
Okwagala n’okulusana tubikuwa,
Ne baliraanwa baffe boona,
Lw’omulanga gwensi yaffe,
Mu mirembe n’omukwano tunaberawo!
O Yuganda!
Ensi etuliisa,
Lw’omusana n’obugimu bw’ettaka,
Lw’obugazi bw’ensi yaffe,
Tujja kuyimirira bulijjo,
Ekimasa ky’amakula ga Afirika!
Other Languages
беларуская: Гімн Уганды
български: Химн на Уганда
čeština: Hymna Ugandy
Ελληνικά: Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty
Bahasa Indonesia: Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty
lietuvių: Ugandos himnas
polski: Hymn Ugandy
русский: Гимн Уганды
српски / srpski: Химна Уганде
українська: Гімн Уганди