This Is What "O Canada" Sounds Like In Arabic

YA CANADA!

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Despite the beautiful diversity of our home and native land, you've probably only heard the anthem in two languages: English and French.

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And yes, while those are our official languages, plenty of other dialects are spoken in Canada.

So, for Canada Day, the Canadian Arab Institute has recorded "O Canada" in Arabic.

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“When you hear something that is being said in your mother tongue, it has more emotional impact, and makes you pay more attention,” Raja Khouri, president of the institute, told Metro.

The recording features Toronto opera singer Miriam Khalil and her stunning soprano pipes.

Honoured to have been asked to sing the Canadian National Anthem in Arabic by @CAIThinkTank http://t.co/Md5p7DxbIa

Watch the full performance below.

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Lauren Strapagiel is Managing Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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