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  • Jan 03, 2012
  • 02:17 PM

Singing the National Anthem in their Own Language (video)

Eddie Avila / Global Voices Online
It was not until 1999 at a match against England, when one of the two official national anthems, “God Defend New Zealand” was presented in a new format with the first verse sung in the Māori language and the second verse in English. Both are official languages of New Zealand, but English is more widely spoken and more widely understood.

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