'Ishe Komborera Africa' (God Bless Africa) is Zimbabwe's first national anthem, adopted after gaining independence in 1980. It is a translation of the 19th century's popular African hymn Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa) into Zimbabwe's native Shona and Ndebele languages.Shona WordsIshekomborera AfricaNgaisimudzirwe zita rayoInzwai miteuro yeduIshe komborera,Isu, mhuri yayo.Huya mweyaHuya mweya komborera(repeat previous two lines)Huya mweyaHuya mweya woutsveneUti komborereIsu mhuri yayo.English WordsGod bless Africa,Let her fame spread far and wide!Hear our prayer,May God bless us!Come, Spirit, come!Come! Holy Spirit!Come and bless us, her children!
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