National Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The anthem is one of the main symbols of the state. The term “hymn” comes from the Greek word “gimneo”, which means “solemn song”. The anthem is an important sound symbol, which is essential for the effective socio-political grouping and ethnocultural identification of the country’s citizens.

In the history of independent Kazakhstan, the national anthem was approved twice – in 1992 and 2006.

After the republic gained state sovereignty, in 1992 a competition was announced for the music and text of the anthem of Kazakhstan. Following the competition, it was decided to preserve the musical version of the anthem of the Kazakh SSR. Thus, the authors of the music of the first anthem of independent Kazakhstan were Mukan Tulebayev, Evgeny Brusilovsky and Latif Hamidi. In addition, the team of authors, famous poets Muzafar Alimbayev, Kadyr Myrzaliev, Tumanbay Moldagaliev and Zhadyra Daribayeva won the competition for the best text.

In order to increase the popularity of the sound symbol of the country, in 2006 a new national anthem was adopted. The popular patriotic song “My Kazakhstan” was chosen as its basis. The song was written by Shamshi Kaldayakov in 1956 to the words of Zhumeken Nazhimedenov. The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has developed the original text of the musical work in order to give the song the highest status of the national anthem and make it sound more solemn. On January 6, 2006, the Parliament of Kazakhstan at a joint session of the chambers amended the Decree “On State Symbols” and approved the new national anthem of the country.

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Written by: Жұмекен Нәжімеденов, Нұрсұлтан Назарбаев
He wrote the song: Шәмші Қалдаяқов

Алтын күн аспаны,
Алтын дән даласы,
Ерліктің дастаны,
Еліме қарашы!
Ежелден ер деген,
Даңқымыз шықты ғой.
Намысын бермеген,
Қазағым мықты ғой!

Chorus:

Менің елім, менің елім,
Гүлің болып егілемін,
Жырың болып төгілемін, елім!
Туған жерім менің – Қазақстаным!

Ұрпаққа жол ашқан,
Кең байтақ жерім бар.
Бірлігі жарасқан,
Тәуелсіз елім бар.
Қарсы алған уақытты,
Мәңгілік досындай,
Біздің ел бақытты,
Біздің ел осындай!

Chorus:

Менің елім, менің елім,
Гүлің болып егілемін,
Жырың болып төгілемін, елім!
Туған жерім менің – Қазақстаным!