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Aruba Dushi Tera

Aruba Dushi Tera (Aruba Precious Country) is the national anthem of Aruba. The Dutch anthem Wilhelmus van Nassauwe is the official anthem. However, Aruba Dushi Tera, written by Juan Chabaya Lampe and composed by Rufo Wever, is popularly accepted as the unofficial anthem.

Papiamento Lyrics

Aruba patria aprecia
nos cuna venera
chikito y simpel bo por ta
pero si respeta.

O, Aruba, dushi tera
nos baranca tan stima
nos amor píabo tíasina grandi
cu nítin nada pa kibre (repeat)

Bo playanan tan admira
cu palma tur dorna
bo escudo y bandera ta
orgullo di nos tur!


Grandeza di bo pueblo ta
su gran cordialidad
cu Dios por guia y conserva
su amor pa libertad!


English Translation

Aruba beloved home
our venerated cradle
though small and simple you may be
you are indeed esteemed.

Aruba our dear country
our rock so well beloved
our love for you is so strong
that nothing can destroy it. (repeat)

Your beaches so much admired
with palm trees all adorned
your coat of arms and flag
the symbols of our pride.


The greatness of our people
is their great cordiality
and may God guide and preserve
its love for freedom.


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