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The National anthem of Indonesia

Indonesia Raya is the national anthem of the Republic of Indonesia. The song was introduced by its composer, Wage Rudolf Supratman, on 28 October 1928 during the Second Indonesian Youth Congress in Batavia. The song marked the birth of the all-archipelago nationalist movement in Indonesia that supported the idea of one single "Indonesia" as successor to the Dutch East Indies, then split into several colonies.

The first stanza of Indonesia Raya was chosen as the national anthem when Indonesia proclaimed its independence at 17 August 1945.

Indonesia Raya is played in flag raising ceremonies. The flag is raised in a solemn and timed motion so that it reaches the top of the flagpole as the anthem ends. The main flag raising ceremony is held annually on 17 August to commemorate Independence day. The ceremony is led by the President of Indonesia.

The Indonesian anthem in Bahasa Indonesia

Indonesia, tanah airku,
Tanah tumpah darahku;
Di sanalah aku berdiri
Jadi pandu ibuku.

Indonesia, kebangsaanku,
Bangsa dan tanah airku,
Marilah kita berseru:
‘Indonesia bersatu’.

Hiduplah, tanahku!
Hiduplah, negeriku!
Bangsaku, rakyatku semuanya.
Bangunlah jiwanya!

Bangunlah badannya!
Untuk Indonesia Raya!

Indonesia tanah yang mulia
Tanah kita yang kaya,
Di sanalah aku berada,
Untuk selama-lamanya,

Indonesia tanah pusaka,
Pusaka kita semuanya,
Marilah kita mendoa:
Indonesia bahagia!

Suburlah tanahnya,
Suburlah jiwanya,
Bangsanya, rakyatnya semuanya!
Sadarlah hatinya,

Sadarlah budinya,
Untuk Indonesia Raya.

Indonesia tanah yang suci
Tanah kita yang sakti,
Di sanalah aku berdiri,
‘Njaga Ibu sejati,

Indonesia tanah berseri,
Tanah yang aku sayangi,
Marilah kita berjanji:
Indonesia abadi!

Selamatlah rakyatnya
Selamatlah putranya,
Pulaunya, lautnya semuanya!
Majulah, negerinya.

Majulah, pandunya,
untuk Indonesia Raya.
Indonesia Raya, merdeka, merdeka!
Tanahku, negeriku, yang kucinta.

Indonesia Raya, merdeka, merdeka!
Hiduplah Indonesia Raya!

A translation of the Indonesian national anthem in English

Indonesia, my country of birth,
my country of birth,
there is that I stay
As a guide of my mother

Indonesia, my nationality
my people and my homeland
let us call it loud:
‘Indonesia is one.’

Long live, my soil
Long love, my country
My nation, my people, all together
Let it's soul wake up

Let it's body rise
in the name of a Great Indonesia.

Indonesia, noble soil
our rich soil
there it is that I be happy!
forever

Indonesia, soil that we have enherited
heritage of all
let us pray together
Indonesia, hail!

let his soil be fertile
let his spirit be fertile
his nation, his people, all together
be concious of it in heart

and be concious in character
in the name of a Great Indonesia.

Indonesia, holy soil
our magical soil
that is that I stay
my true Mother protecting

Indonesia, shining soil
soil which I love
and let us promise:
Indonesia forever!

hail for it's people
hail for it's sons
His islands, his seas, everything!
Forward, oh soil

Forward, oh guidances,
in the name of a Great Indonesia
Great Indonesia, indepentent, free!
My soil, my country that I love

Great Indonesia, indepentent, free
Long live Great Indonesia!


Last revised on September 10, 2009
    
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