ZAMBIA ANTHEM & FLAG
The flag of Zambia was hoisted for the first time at midnight on the 23rd October 1964, symbolizing patriotism and the nation’s natural resources. An eagle in flight over three stripes of red black and orange on a green background. Red represents the struggle for freedom, black, the people of Zambia, orange the country’s mineral wealth and green the wildlife and environment. The eagle in flight symbolizes the freedom in Zambia and the ability to rise above national problems. Zambia’s National bird Is the Fish Eagle with a national philosophy of “One Zambia – One Nation”
Zambia National Anthem In Bemba & English
Lumbanyeni Zambia, no kwanga, Ne cilumba twange tuumfwane, Mpalume sha bulwi bwa cine, Twaliilubula. Twikatane bonse.
Stand and sing for Zambia, proud and free, Land of work and joy in unity, Victors in the struggle for the right, We have won freedom’s fight. All one, strong and free.
Bonse tuli bana ba Africa, Uwasenaminwa na Lesa, Nomba bonse twendele pamo, Twaliilubula. Twikatane bonse.
Africa is our own motherland, Fashion’d with and blessed by God’s good hand, Let us all her people join as one, Brothers under the sun. All one, strong and free.
Fwe lukuta lwa Zambia lonse, Twikatane tubyo mutende, Pamo nga lubambe mu mulu, Lumbanyeni Zambia. Twikatane bonse.
One land and one nation is our cry, Dignity and peace ‘neath Zambia’s sky, Like our noble eagle in its flight, Zambia, praise to thee. All one, strong and free.
(Sung After Third Verse Only)
Lumbanyeni, Lesa, Lesa, wesu, Apale calo, Zambia, Zambia, Zambia. Fwe bantungwa Mu luunga lwa calo. Lumbanyeni Zambia. Twikatane bonse.
Praise be to God, Praise be, praise be, praise be, Bless our great nation, Zambia, Zambia, Zambia. Free men we stand Under the flag of our land. Zambia, praise to thee! All one, strong and free.