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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Timor-Leste.
Who wrote the Timorese national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Timor-Leste officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Timor-Leste is "Patria" which means in English "Fatherland".
Timor-Leste's anthem lyrics were written by Fransisco Borja DA COSTA and the music was written by Afonso DE ARAUJO.
Adopted 2002; The Song Was First Used As An Anthem When Timor-Leste Declared Its Independence From Portugal In 1975; The Lyricist, Fransisco Borja DA COSTA, Was Killed In The Indonesian Invasion Just Days After Independence Was Declared.
National anthem of Timor-Leste free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Timor-Leste's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Timor-Leste national anthem on Youtube
Timorese anthem lyrics (English translation)
Fatherland, fatherland, East Timor our Nation
Glory to the people and to the heroes of our liberation
Fatherland, fatherland, East Timor our Nation
Glory to the people and to the heroes of our liberation
We vanquish colonialism, we cry:
Down with imperialism!
Free land, free people,
No, no to exploration.
Let us go forward, united, firm and determined
In the struggle against imperialism,
The enemy of people, until final victory,
Onward to revolution.
You can find more information about Timorese anthem on Wikipedia - See link.



Timor-Leste flag

Conventional short form country name: Timor-Leste.
Conventional long form country name: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
Local short form country name: Timor Lorosa'e [Tetum]; Timor-Leste [Portuguese].
Local long form country name: Republika Demokratika Timor Lorosa'e [Tetum]; Republica Democratica de Timor-Leste [Portuguese].
Former name of Timor-Leste: East Timor, Portuguese Timor.
Pronounced TEE-Mor LESS-Tay
Timor-Leste Government Type: republic.
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
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