National anthem

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    instrumental performance of the russian national anthem at the 2010 moscow victory day parade in moscow's red square, resplendent with a 21 gun salute

    a national anthem (also state anthem, national hymn, national song, etc.) is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. the majority of national anthems are marches or hymns in style. the countries of latin america, central asia, and europe tend towards more ornate and operatic pieces, while those in the middle east, oceania, africa, and the caribbean use a more simplistic fanfare.[1] some countries that are devolved into multiple constituent states have their own official musical compositions for them (such as with the united kingdom, russian federation, and the former soviet union); their constituencies' songs are sometimes referred to as national anthems even though they are not sovereign states.

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Instrumental performance of the Russian national anthem at the 2010 Moscow Victory Day Parade in Moscow's Red Square, resplendent with a 21 gun salute

A national anthem (also state anthem, national hymn, national song, etc.) is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. The majority of national anthems are marches or hymns in style. The countries of Latin America, Central Asia, and Europe tend towards more ornate and operatic pieces, while those in the Middle East, Oceania, Africa, and the Caribbean use a more simplistic fanfare.[1] Some countries that are devolved into multiple constituent states have their own official musical compositions for them (such as with the United Kingdom, Russian Federation, and the former Soviet Union); their constituencies' songs are sometimes referred to as national anthems even though they are not sovereign states.

Other Languages
Адыгэбзэ: Къэрал уэрэд
Afrikaans: Volkslied
Alemannisch: Nationalhymne
العربية: نشيد وطني
asturianu: Himnu nacional
авар: Гимн
azərbaycanca: Dövlət himni
تۆرکجه: میلی مارش
Bân-lâm-gú: Kok-koa
Basa Banyumasan: Lagu kebangsaan
беларуская: Дзяржаўны гімн
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Дзяржаўны гімн
български: Национален химн
Boarisch: Nationalhymne
bosanski: Državna himna
brezhoneg: Kan broadel
čeština: Národní hymna
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Himno nacional
Deutsch: Nationalhymne
eesti: Riigihümn
Ελληνικά: Εθνικός ύμνος
español: Himno nacional
Esperanto: Nacia himno
فارسی: سرود ملی
føroyskt: Tjóðsangur
français: Hymne national
Frysk: Folksliet
한국어: 국가 (노래)
հայերեն: Օրհներգ
हिन्दी: राष्ट्रगान
hrvatski: Državna himna
Bahasa Indonesia: Lagu kebangsaan
interlingua: Hymno national
isiXhosa: Umhobe wesizwe
íslenska: Þjóðsöngur
italiano: Inno nazionale
къарачай-малкъар: Кърал гимн
Kiswahili: Wimbo wa Taifa
latviešu: Valsts himna
Lëtzebuergesch: Nationalhymn
Limburgs: Volksleed
lumbaart: Inn nazional
македонски: Државна химна
Malagasy: Hiram-pirenena
മലയാളം: ദേശീയഗാനം
Bahasa Melayu: Lagu kebangsaan
Minangkabau: Lagu kabangsaan
Nedersaksies: Volkslaid
नेपाली: राष्ट्रगान
日本語: 国歌
norsk nynorsk: Nasjonalsong
Nouormand: Antienne
occitan: Imne nacional
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Davlat madhiyasi
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਕੌਮੀ ਗੀਤ
پنجابی: قومی ترانہ
Plattdüütsch: Natschonalhymne
português: Hino nacional
română: Imn național
Runa Simi: Llaqta taki
русиньскый: Народна гімна
саха тыла: Өрөгөй ырыата
Seeltersk: Nationoalhymne
sicilianu: Innu nazziunali
Simple English: National anthem
slovenčina: Štátna hymna
slovenščina: Državna himna
словѣньскъ / ⰔⰎⰑⰂⰡⰐⰠⰔⰍⰟ: Дрьжавьно славопѣниѥ
Soomaaliga: Heesta qaranka
српски / srpski: Национална химна
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Državna himna
svenska: Nationalsång
татарча/tatarça: Däwlät himnı
తెలుగు: జాతీయ గీతం
Türkçe: Millî marş
українська: Державний гімн
Tiếng Việt: Quốc ca
Volapük: Netahüm
Võro: Riigihümn
文言: 國歌
吴语: 国歌
粵語: 國歌
žemaitėška: Valstībėnis gimnos
中文: 国歌