Anthem without a title

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The anthem without a title is the national anthem of the Netherlands Antilles as of 2000. It was written by Zahira Hiliman from Sint Maarten.

1. Our islands in the sea, like gems they seem to be,
outstanding from a golden crown of blissful royalty.
Though their people and their cultures colorful may seem,
they yet uniquely blend to be just one family.
So we, your people raise our voice in love and unity
Dear Netherlands Antilles, so beautiful to me.
I'm proud to be a part of you, a patriot I shall be.
Yes Netherlands Antilles, I pledge my loyalty,
To you always will be true; I say may God bless you.
2. So blessed with sunny skies and clear welcoming seas,
each island like a link that forms this chain of unity.
May differ in our language, yet meet on common ground,
When some say "Sweet Antilles", some say "Dushi Antia ta".
3. Yes, proud are we to be identified with you,
dear Netherlands Antilles, to you we will be true.
So we declare and vow, with dignity and love,
Our nation we will always serve, may God keep us as one.

Lucille Berry-Haseth from Curaçao has translated it into Papiamento, which is Bonaire's and Curaçao's native language:

1. Sinku prenda den laman, e islanan di nos,
dòrnando e korona di un aliansa ideal.
Ounke hende i kultura tur koló nan tin, nos mes a
forma un famia den tur libertad.
Pesei nos tur ta alsa bos ku amor i den union
Antia Neerlandes, bunitesa sin igual.
Ku orguyo mi ta defendé mi patria tan stimá.
Antia Neerlandes, p'abo tur mi lealtat.
Pa semper lo mi keda fiel, pais bendishoná
2. Un shelu semper kla, laman ta invitá, e islanan ta
wowo dje kadena di unidat Idiomanan distinto, papiá
Ku komprenshon, mes ternura: "Sweet antilles"
"Dushi Antia ta".
3. Ser parti di nos tera, ta orguyo sin midí,
Antia Neerlandes stimá, ku tur sinseridat,
Pues nos ta rearfimá ku amor i dignidat,
ku, dios dilanti, nos ta sirbi huntu nos pais.

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