Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika

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Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika

(ŋˈkosɪ ˌsɪkɛˈlɛlɪ ˌɑfrɪˈkɑ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the unofficial anthem of the Black people of South Africa, officially recognized as a national anthem (along with parts of 'Die Stem' and an English verse) in 1991
[from Xhosa, Lord Bless Africa]
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The players had all learned the new national anthem Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika, or God Bless Africa.
GOD BLESS AFRICA God Bless Africa Lord bless Africa May her spirit rise up high Hear thou our prayers Lord bless us your children Descend, O spirit.
The quartet, made up of three brothers and a close friend, has come a long way since their early days, when they used to perform the national anthem Nkosi Sikele Africa - God Bless Africa - at company banquets, some members of the white audience would walk out.