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Palau - national anthem

  • The national anthem of Palau is "Belau rekid", which translates to "Our Palau" in English.

  • The lyrics and music were composed by Ymesei O. Ezekiel, who was a Palauan during the Trust Territory era.

  • The anthem was officially adopted in 1981.

  • It is sung in Palauan, the official language of Palau, which reflects the country's culture and heritage.

  • The anthem is played at official government events, ceremonies, and international sports events where Palau is represented.

The lyrics translated into English:

Palau is coming forth with strength and power,

By the old ways abides still every hour.

One country, safe, secure, one government

Under the glowing, floating soft light stands.

Let's build our economy's protecting fence

With courage, faithfulness and diligence

Our life is anchored in Palau, our land

We with our might through life and death defend

In spirit let's join hands, united, one

Care for our homeland...from forefathers on

Look after its concord, its glory keep

Through peace and love and heart's devotion deep

God bless our country, our island home always

Our sweet inheritances from the ancient days

Give us strength and power and all of the rights

To govern with all eternity with might


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