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I Tano’-mami

You probably know “Fanoghe Chamorro.” The national anthem of Guam.

There is a good chance that you know “Gi Talo Gi Halom Tasi,” the national anthem of the CNMI.

But unless you are from Rota, you probably don’t know Rota’s unofficial anthem, “I Tano’-mami.”

Here are the lyrics for those who want to broaden their pride in the Marianas, by singing and celebrating this small but wonderful island in the Pacific.

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I Tano’-mami

I Tano’-mami

I Tano’-mami ti dangkolu na isla,

Lao sumen gatbo todu i uriya

I manaina yan todu i familia

Hu diseseha nah u li’e’.

Todu nu hu gofli’e’

Guini gi islan Luta

KORU

Dikike’ na isla, bensiyon yan bunitum,

I ladera-na kahulo’, kulan gua’ot para’isu,

Ha fa’tinas i Saina-ta, i islan Luta,

Gi entalo’ I Pasifiku,

I trongkon hayu yanggen guinaigaife ni’ manglo,

Ha na’hahasso yu’ nu ayu na tano’,

Kada chalan ma emprenta i rastro-ku,

Memorias manmafatto, i manmames na rikuetdo,

Put Luta likidu na tano’-hu

KORU

Dikike’ na isla, bensiyon yan bunitum,

I ladera-na kahulo’, kulan gua’ot para’isu,

Ha fa’tinas i Saina-ta, i islan Luta,

Gi entalo’ I Pasifiku,

atdao luta

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