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Thread #63182   Message #1973146
Posted By: Azizi
19-Feb-07 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: origin: Nkosi Sikeleli Afrika
Subject: RE: Nkose Sikelele Africa
Here's another website that provides the following:

Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika
South Africa's National Anthem

Contents
The National Anthem
History of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika
Enoch Sontonga - composer
Classic Xhosa Version
Original English Translation
Current Xhosa Version
Current Sotho Version
Current Zulu Version
Current English Version
Current Afrikaans Version

Download audio of Nkosi Siekele' iAfrika (.wav file, 1,339Kb)

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Here's an example from that website:

Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika
[Classic Xhosa Version]

Nkosi, sikelel' iAfrika;
Malupakam'upondo lwayo;
Yiva imitandazo yetu
Usisikelele.

Chorus
Yihla Moya, Yihla Moya,
Yihla Moya Oyingcwele

Sikelela iNkosi zetu;
Zimkumbule umDali wazo;
Zimoyike zezimhlonele,
Azisikelele.

Sikelel' amadod' esizwe,
Sikelela kwa nomlisela
Ulitwal'ilizwe ngomonde,
Uwusikelele.

Sikelel'amakosikazi;
Nawo onk'amanenekazi;
Pakamisa wonk'umtinjana
Uwusikelele.

Sikelela abafundisi
Bemvaba zonke zelilizwe;
Ubatwese ngoMoya Wako
Ubasikelele.

Sikelel'ulimo nemfuyo;
Gxota zonk'indlala nezifo;
Zalisa ilizwe ngempilo
Ulisikelele

-snip-

"The first verse and chorus of this version are the original words composed by Sontonga in 1897. The remaining verses were added in 1927 by Samuel E Mqhayi."

I think that the version I posted earlier is the Zulu version, although there are some differences. Here's the Zulu version that that website gives:

Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika
Zulu Version

Nkosi, sikelel' iAfrika,
Malupnakanyisw' udumo lwayo;
Yizwa imithandazo yethu
Nkosi sikelela,
Nkosi sikelela,

Nkosi, sikelel' iAfrika,
Malupnakanyisw' udumo lwayo;
Yizwa imithandazo yethu
Nkosi sikelela,
Nkosi sikelela,

Woza Moya (woza, woza),
Woza Moya (woza, woza),
Woza Moya, Oyingcwele.
Usisikelele,
Thina lusapho lwayo.