Qolobaa Calankeed

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Qoloba Calankeed
الثناء على العلم
English: Praise to the flag

National anthem of  Somalia
Also known as Qoloba Calenkeedu Waa Cayn oo
Lyrics Abdullahi Qarshe, 1959
Music Abdullahi Qarshe, 1959
Adopted 1 August 2005
Audio sample
Qoloba Calankeed (instrumental)

"Qoloba Calankeed" (Arabic: الثناء على العلم ; English: "Praise to the Flag") is the national anthem of the Federal Republic of Somalia.


The music was written and sung by Abdullahi Qarshe. Even though Soomaaliyeey toosoo is often used as national anthem, the official national anthem for Somalia is Qoloba Calankeed.

Somali lyrics

Qolobaa calankeedu,
waa ceynoo,
Innana keenu waa,
Cirkoo kale ee,
Een caadna lahayn,
Ee caashaqayee.
Xidigyahay cadi waad,
Noo ciidamisee,
Carradaa kaligaa
aadow curad ee
cadceeda sidii
la caan noqo eey

English lyrics

Any nation’s flag, bears its own color
The sky (above us), does ours look like
Defects it has none; love it with candor
Oh you White Star, at your service we are
Superior you are, in any part of our land
Be famous oh Star, like the sun (of the far)
On the day you arose, our hearts you have
Purified with pureness, (Oh you our flag)
Lord may not dim you, pray we in this night
The detached part of, our forces of five
I beseech from God, their return you cause
This fate that wrote, for us to meet now

See also


  • Federal Republic of Somalia - Provisional Constitution
  • Worldstatesmen - Somalia

External links

  • Worldstatesmen - Somalia
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