Himni i Flamurit

Himni i Flamurit is the national anthem of Albania. The words were written by the Albanian poet Aleksander Stavre Drenova. The hymn was first published as a poem in Liri e Shqipërisë (in English: Freedom of Albania), an Albanian newspaper in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1912. It was later printed in a volume of poems by Drenova titled Ëndra e lotë (in English: Dreams and tears), which was published in Bucharest.

The music of the anthem was composed by the Romanian composer Ciprian Porumbescu, originally for the song "Pe-al nostru steag e scris Unire" (or "E scris pe tricolor unire" which was sung during the communist era in Romania, with certain modifications).[1]

Naming

The original title of the anthem as adopted in 1912 was Betimi mbi flamur (in English: Pledge [to] the flag). In the Albanian constitution the name of the national anthem currently is Rreth Flamurit të Përbashkuar (English: literally United Around the Flag, though sometimes translated as United Around Our Flag), which is also the first verse of the poem. Sometimes the more generic name Himni Kombëtar (National Anthem) is used.[1]

Note: Hymni i Flamurit is also the name of a poem by Fan S. Noli.

Lyrics and translation

There are two versions of the anthem: a long and a short one. Below is the text for the long version. Strophe 2 is considered as refrain and is repeated at the end. The short version makes use of the first two strophes only and repeats the last two verses of the 2nd strophe. Usually, in sportive events among national teams, the short version is the one officially used. (The original poem has three more strophes that are not part of the anthem.)

Albanian lyrics Approximate translation
First stanza
Rreth flamurit të përbashkuar
Me një dëshir' e një qëllim,
Të gjith' atje duke u betuar
Të lidhim besën për shpëtim.
United around the flag
With one desire and one goal,
All of us pledging our honor
Making a covenant for salvation.
Second stanza
Prej lufte veç ai largohet
Që është lindur tradhëtor,
Kush është burrë nuk frikësohet,
Po vdes, po vdes si një dëshmor!
From war abstains only he,
Who a traitor is born,
For he who is a man is never frightened,
But falls, but falls a martyr to the cause!
Third stanza
Në dorë armët do t'i mbajmë,
Të mbrojmë atdheun në çdo kënd,
Të drejtat tona ne s'i ndajmë;
Këtu armiqtë s'kanë vënd!
The weapons in our hands we shall keep
Defending every corner of our fatherland,
Our rights we shall not surrender;
Here our enemies have no place!
Fourth stanza
Se Zoti vetë e tha me gojë
Që kombe shuhen përmbi dhé,
Po Shqipëria do të rrojë;
Për të, për të luftojmë ne!
For Lord himself hath spoken
That nations do vanish on earth,
But Albania shall live on,
For her, for her we wage war!

Media

    Official Anthem of Albania retrieved from the website of the president of Albania ([1]


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References

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Motto
Ti Shqipëri më jep nder më jep emrin shqipëtar ( Albania give me honor, give me the Albanian name.)
Anthem
Rreth flamurit të përbashkuar''
("United Around the Flag")

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For demographic information, see Demographics of Albania.


Albanians
Shqiptarë

Total population Approximately 8 million
Regions with significant populations
 Albania
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Aleksander Stavre Drenova, also known under his pen name Asdreni (11 April, 1872-1947), was one of the most well-known Albanian poets. One of his most recognizable poems is the Albanian national anthem, Hymni i Flamurit.
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Writing system: Latin (English variant) 
Official status
Official language of: 53 countries
Regulated by: no official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-1: en
ISO 639-2: eng
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Flag
Seal
Position of Sofia in Bulgaria
Coordinates:
Country Bulgaria
Province Sofia-City
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Motto
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"Suedinenieto pravi silata"
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