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The Republic of Azerbaijan National Anthem

On January 30, 1920 government of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic adopted resolution on working-out the National Anthem of republic. With this aim it was announced a competition of the best National Anthem. But in the result of fall on April 28, 1920 of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic Anthem wasn't adopted.
On May 27, 1992 Milli Majlis adopted the law "About the State Hymn of the Republic of Azerbaijan", according which the "Azerbaijani march" of the great composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov and the poet Ahmed Javad, which was created in 1919, was approved as the State Anthem of Republic of Azerbaijan.

Music by : Useyir Hajibeyov
Words by : Ahmed Javad

Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan!
You are the country of heroes!
We will die so that you might be alive!
We will shed our blood to defend you!
Long live your three-colored banner!
Thousands of people sacrificed their lives
You're become the field of battles.
Every soldier fighting for you,
Has become a hero.
We pray for your prosperity,
We make sacrifice our lives to you
Our sincere love to you,
Comes from the bottom of our hearts.
To defend your honor,
To hoist your banner,
All the young people are ready.
Glorious motherland,
Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan!

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