Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tanah Airku



Tanah Air (literally: Land Water) is one of the names with which we, Indonesians, call our beloved country. This reflects our understanding that our country is an archipelagic nation, one that consists of thousands of islands and a number of different seas. With more than 17,500 islands and stretching over three time zones, it is arguably the largest archipelagic nation in the world.

The following is the lyric of the song whose video is posted here. The song was composed by Ibu Soed and entitled "Tanah Airku" (My Country). The English translation is mine.


Tanah air ku tidak kulupakan
(My country I do not forget)
Kan terkenang selama hidupku
([I] will always remember you all my life)
Biarpun saya pergi jauh
(No matter how far I go)
Tidakkan hilang dari kalbu
(You will never fade from my heart)
Tanah ku yang kucintai
(My beloved land)
Engkau kuhargai
(I revere you)
Walaupun banyak negeri kujalani
(No matter how many lands I have traveled)
yang mahsyur permai dikata orang
(glorious and scenic people say)
Tetapi kampung dan rumahku
(But my country and home)
Disanalah ku merasa senang
(It is there that I find happiness)
Tanahku tak kulupakan
(My land I do not forget)
Engkau kubanggakan
(You are my pride)

Tanah airku tidak kulupakan
(My country I do not forget)
Kan terkenang selama hidupku
([I] will always remember you all my life)
Biarpun saya pergi jauh
(No matter how far I go)
Tidakkan hilang dari kalbu
(You will never fade from my heart)
Tanah ku yang kucintai
(My beloved land)
Engkau kuhargai
(I revere you)

5 comments:

  1. So beautiful, both the land and the song.
    It is good to love one's country.

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  2. Thank you very much, Dina.

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  3. Salam,
    apa boleh saya link beberapa artikel di blog ini, untuk fanpage Indonesian festival di Taiwan? :)
    terima kasih sebelumnya

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  4. Salam..
    apakah boleh saya menautkan bbrp artikel di blog ini dengan fanpage untuk Indonesian Festival di Taiwan? Terimakasih sebelumnya.. :)

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  5. Salam,
    kalau boleh, apa bisa saya share bbrp artikel dari blog ini untuk fanpage indonesian festival di taiwan? makasih :)

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