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Lijepa nasa domovino

Lijepa naša domovino (Our Beautiful Homeland) is the national anthem of Croatia. It was adopted in 1990, a year before independence. The lyrics are written by Antun Mihanovic and the music is composed by Josip Runjanin.

Croatian Lyrics

Lijepa Nasa Domovino,
Oj junačka zemljo mila,
Stare slave djedovino,
Da bi vazda sretna bila!

Mila, kano si nam slavna,
Mila si nam ti jedina,
Mila kuda si nam ravna,
Mila kuda si planina!

Teci Savo, Dravo teci,
Nit ti, Dunav, silu gubi!
Sinje more, svijetu reci,
Da svoj narod Hrvat ljubi!

Dok mu njive sunce grije,
Dok mu hrašće bura vije,
Dok mu mrtve grobak krije,
Dok mu živo srce bije.

English Translation

Our beautiful homeland,
Oh dear, heroic land,
Fatherland of ancient glory,
May you always be happy!

Dear, as much as you are glorious,
Only you are dear to us.
Dear, where your land is flat,
Dear, where it is mountainous.

Flow Drava, Sava flow,
Nor you, Danube, lose your power,
Azure sea, tell to the world
That a Croat loves his nation.

As long as sun warms his plougned land,
As long as storms lash his oak trees,
As long as the grave hides his dead,
As long as his living heart beats!

External Link

  • MIDI File (http://www.copsrus.com/anthems/croatia.mid)

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