2006/12/10

"Meda Dau Doka" (God Bless Fiji)

Fiji is in turmoil right now. If you are unaware of that fact, just check the Fiji blogs linked here for information and various opinions. Opinions differ, as one should expect. As a land owner and part time resident of Fiji, I do have my own thoughts on the matter. You can email me for my personal views. I choose not to make this blog a forum for debate and won't editorialize in my posts. Instead, I offer the following video to everyone as a gesture of my hope for a lasting and just outcome for Fiji as well as our entire world. This video is based on the Fiji national anthem.



ENGLISH LYRICS

Blessing grant oh God of nations on the isles of Fiji
As we stand united under noble banner blue
And we honour and defend the cause of freedom ever
Onward march together God bless Fiji

CHORUS:
For Fiji, ever Fiji, let our voices ring with pride.
For Fiji ever Fiji her name hail far and wide,
A land of freedom , hope and glory to endure what ever befall.
May God bless Fiji
Forever more!

Blessing grant oh God of nations on the isles of Fiji
Shores of golden sand and sunshine, happiness and song
Stand united , we of Fiji, fame and glory ever
Onward march together God bless Fiji.

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FIJIAN LYRICS

Meda dau doka ka vinakata na vanua
E ra sa dau tiko kina na savasava
Rawa tu na gauna ni sautu na veilomani
Biu na i tovo tawa savasava

CHORUS:
Me bula ga ko Viti
Ka me toro ga ki liu
Me ra turaga vinaka ko ira na i liuliu
Me ra liutaki na tamata
E na veika vinaka
Me oti kina na i tovo ca

Me da dau doka ka vinakata na vanua
E ra sa dau tiko kina na savasava
Rawa tu na gauna ni sautu na veilomani
Me sa biu na i tovo tawa yaga

Bale ga vei kemuni na cauravou e Viti
Ni yavala me savasava na vanua
Ni kakua ni vosota na dukadukali
Ka me da sa qai biuta vakadua

4 comments:

nzm said...

Aaaah...now that made me cry!

But why did they keep showing the Fiji flag flying back to front?

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

My computer is too slow to watch the video - just get two seconds at a time - but I persisted for a part of it. Yes, the flag is back to front! I liked the playing of the conch shell.
The sentiments behind the anthem certainly resonate with ordinary Fiji people.
I'm barely commenting on the Fiji situation in our blog because the newspapers say it all - even if not always correctly.
W.

Robin said...

yes, lets all join hands and pray for peace love and harmony for the Fijian

bonnie said...

Second what Robin said. And for everybody.