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AL-NASHEED AL-WATANI (Arabic : النشيد الوطني‎, an-našid al-waṭanī, meaning "National Anthem"). The Kuwaiti national anthem is by poet Ahmad Meshari Al-Adwani , Ibrahim Al-Soula composed the music and Ahmad Ali arranged the composition. It was first broadcast on 25 February 1978.

Before 1978 Amiri Salute was used. It was composed by Yusuf Adees in 1951.

LYRICS

ARABIC LANGUAGE TRANSLITERATION Figurative English translation (not a literal translation of the Arabic text)

0 وطني الكويت سلمت للمجد وعلى جبينك طالع السعد وطني الكويت   وطني الكويت وطني الكويت سلمت للمجد

1 يا مهد آباءالأولو كتبوا سفرالخلود فنادت الشهب الله أكبر إنهم عرب طلعت كواكب جنة الخلد

2 بوركت يا وطني الكويت لنا سكنا وعشت على المدى وطنا يفديك حر في حماك بنى صرح الحياة بأكرم الأيدي

3 نحميك يا وطني وشاهدنا شرع الهدى والحق رائدنا وأميرنا للعز قائدنا رب الحمية صادق الوعد

Refrain Watani ´l- Kuwait
Kuwait
salemta Li ´l-majdi Wa `ala jabeeneka tali`u ´s-sa`di Watani ´l- Kuwait
Kuwait
watani ´l-Kuwait Watani ´l- Kuwait
Kuwait
salemta Li ´l-majdi

First stanza Yaa mahda aaba'ii ´l-`ula katabu Sifra ´l-khuluudi fa-naadati ´sh-shuhubu Allahu akbaru innahum arabu Tala`at Kawaakibu jannato ´l-khuldi

Second stanza Buurikta Ya Watani ´l-Kuwaita lana Sakanan Wa ishta Alal Mada Watana Yafdeeka Hurrun Fi Himaka Bana Sarhol Hayati Be Akramil Aydi

Third Stanza Nahmeeka Ya Watani Wa Shahiduna Sharoul Hoda Wal Haqqi Ra`iduna Wa Amiruna Lil izzi Qa`iduna Rabbul Hamiyati Sadqu ´l-Wa`adi

Refrain Kuwait, my country, may you be safe and glorious! May you always enjoy good fortune! You are the cradle of my ancestors, Who put down its memory.

First stanza With everlasting symmetry, showing all eternity, Those Arabs were heavenly, Kuwait, my country, May you be safe and glorious! May you always enjoy good fortune.

Second stanza Blessed be my Country a homeland for harmony, Warded by true sentry giving their soils aptly, Building high its history, Kuwait, My country, we're for you my Country,

Third stanza Led by faith and loyalty, With its Amir equally, Fencing us all fairly, with warm love and verity,

Kuwait, my country, May you be safe and glorious. May you always enjoy good fortune!

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Kuwaiti Embassy in Beirut - The Embassy of the State of Kuwait
Kuwait
in Beirut has long and short versions of the National Anthem. * Kuwait: Al-Nasheed Al-Watani - Audio of the national anthem of Kuwait, with information and lyrics * BBC News - Instrumental version of "Al-Nasheed Al-Watani" in RealAudio

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