Dominican Republic National Anthem Lyrics

The Dominican Republic national anthem, “Himno Nacional” (National Anthem), celebrates the unity and heritage of the Dominican Republic. Below are the original lyrics in Spanish and their English translation.

Additional Information

  • Anthem Name: Himno Nacional (National Anthem)
  • Written Date: 1883
  • Lyricist: Emilio Prud’Homme
  • Composer: José Rufino Reyes y Siancas
  • Official Adoption Date: 1934

Original Lyrics in Spanish

Quisqueyanos valientes, alcemos
Nuestro canto con viva emoción,
Y del mundo a la faz ostentemos
Nuestro invicto, glorioso pendón.

Salve el pueblo que intrépido y fuerte
A la guerra a morir se lanzó
Cuando en bélico reto de muerte
Sus cadenas de esclavo rompió.

Ningún pueblo ser libre merece
Si es esclavo, indolente y servil;
Si en su pecho la llama no crece
Que templó el heroísmo viril.

Mas Quisqueya la indómita y brava
Siempre altiva la frente alzará;
Que si fuere mil veces esclava
Otras tantas ser libre sabrá.

English Translation of the Lyrics

Here is the Dominican Republic national anthem English version. “Himno Nacional” reflects the pride and unity of the Dominican Republic. Below is the English translation of the lyrics.

Valiant Quisqueyans, let us raise
Our song with vivid emotion,
And let us show to the face of the world
Our undefeated, glorious banner.

Hail, the nation that, strong and intrepid,
Into war launched itself, when
In warring challenge of death,
Its chains of slavery it broke.

No people deserves to be free
If it is an indolent and servile slave;
If the call does not grow loud within it,
Tempered by a virile heroism.

But the brave and indomitable Quisqueya
Will always hold its head high;
For if it were a thousand times enslaved,
It would a thousand times regain freedom.

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The Historical Significance of the Dominican Republic’s National Anthem
Dominican Republic National Anthem History – Wikipedia
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