The "Afghan National Anthem" was adopted and officially announced as such by a Loya Jirga in May 2006. According to article 20 of the Afghan constitution, the national anthem shall be in Pashto with the mention of "God is Greatest" as well as the names of the various tribes of Afghanistan. The lyrics were written by Abdul Bari Jahani and the music was written by German-Afghan composer Babrak Wassa.

 

English Translation

Pashto Transliteration

Pashto Lyrics

This land is Afghanistan,

it is the pride of every Afghan

The land of peace, the land of sword,

each of its sons is brave

Dā watan Afγānistān dai,

dā izat də har Afγān dai

Kor də sole, kor də ture,

har bačai ye qahramān dai

 

دا وطن افغانستان دى

دا عزت د هر افغان دى

كور د سولې، كور د تورې

هر بچى يې قهرمان دى

This is the country of every tribe,

The land of Balochs and Uzbeks

Pashtuns and Hazaras,

Turkmens and Tajiks

Dā watan də ttolo kor dai,

də Baločo, də Uzbəko

də Pax̌tun aw Hazārawo,

də Turkməno, də Tāǰəko

دا وطن د ټولو كور دى

د بلوچو، د ازبكو

د پــښــتون او هزارهوو

د تركمنو، د تاجكو

With them, there are Arabs and Gujjars,

Pamiris, Nuristanis

Brahuis, and Qizilbash,

also Aimaqs and Pashais

Wər sara Arəb, Guǰər di,

Pāmiryān, Nuristānyān

Brāhuwi di, Qizilbāsh di,

ham Aymāq, ham Pašāyān

ور سره عرب، ګوجر دي

پاميريان، نورستانيان

براهوي دي، قزلباش دي

هم ايماق، هم پشايان

This land will shine for ever,

like the sun in the blue sky

In the chest of Asia,

it will remain as heart for ever

Dā hiwād ba təl dzaleγ̌i,

ləka lmar pər šnə āsmān

Pə sine ke də Āsyā ba,

ləka zrrə wi ǰāwidān

دا هيواد به تل ځلېږي

لكه لمر پر شنه آسمان

په سينې كې د آسيا به

لكه زړه وي جاويدان

We will follow the one God

We all say, "Allah is the greatest!",

we all say, "Allah is the greatest!",

we all say, "Allah is the greatest!"

Num də haq mo dai rahbar,

Wāyu Allāhu Akbar,

Wāyu Allāhu Akbar,

Wāyu Allāhu Akbar

نوم د حق مو دى رهبر

وايو الله اكبر

وايو الله اكبر

وايو الله اكبر

 

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