World's Strangest National Anthems
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Republic of Tuva
The national anthem for the
Republic of Tuva, in southern Siberia, is possessed of such peaceful lyrics it
could almost be called adorable. Titled “Tooruktug Dolgay Tangdym (The Forest
Is Full of Pine Nuts),” this charming national song seems only to be missing
references to rainbows, unicorns, and fairy dust.
When I walk in my
I will always be
Because my forest
is rich with
everything I need.
animals—If I herd
them and feed them
And take care of
them as my
Own—I'll be rich.