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La Tchadienne
National anthem of  Chad
Lyrics Louis Gidrol and others
Music Paul Villard
Adopted 1960

La Tchadienne is the national anthem of Chad. Written by Louis Gidrol and his student group and composed by Paul Villard, it has been the official anthem since independence in 1960.[1]

French lyrics English translation
Peuple Tchadien, debout et à l'ouvrage!
Tu as conquis la terre et ton droit;
Ta liberté naîtra de ton courage.
Lève les yeux, l'avenir est à Toi.
O mon Pays, que Dieu te prenne en garde,
Que tes voisins admirent tes enfants.
Joyeux, pacifique, avance en chantant,
Fidèle à tes anciens qui te regardent.
People of Chad, arise and to work!
You have conquered the soil and won your rights;
Your freedom will be born of your courage.
Lift up your eyes, the future is yours.
O my Country, may God protect you,
May your neighbours admire your children.
Joyful, peaceful, advance as you sing,
Faithful to your fathers who are watching you.


  1. ^ "Chad: The Music Fountain". Capital ('The paper that promotes free enterprise') (Crown Publishing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Retrieved 2009-08-07.  


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