National anthem of Netherlands Antilles
Anthem without a title
"The Anthem Without a Title"
is the national anthem of the Netherlands Antilles. However, the official anthem is that of the Netherlands, Het Wilhelmus
. "The Anthem Without a Title" was written by Zahira Hiliman from Sint Maarten and translated into the native Papiamento language by Lucille Berry-Haseth from Curaçao. It was adopted in 2000. In addition to this anthem, many of the islands in the Netherlands Antilles have their own anthems.
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Map of Netherlands Antilles
Basic information on Netherlands Antilles
Once the center of the Caribbean slave trade, the island of Curacao was hard hit by the abolition of slavery in 1863. Its prosperity (and that of neighboring Aruba) was restored in the early 20th century with the construction of oil refineries to service the newly discovered Venezuelan oil fields. The island of Saint Martin is shared with France; its southern portion is named Sint Maarten and is part of the Netherlands Antilles; its northern portion, called Saint Martin, is an overseas collectivity of France.
||Caribbean, two island groups in the Caribbean Sea - composed of five islands, Curacao and Bonaire located off the coast of Venezuela, and Sint Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius lie east of the US Virgin Islands
||223,652 (July 2007 est.)
||noun: Dutch Antillean(s)
adjective: Dutch Antillean
||white, with a horizontal blue stripe in the center superimposed on a vertical red band, also centered; five white, five-pointed stars are arranged in an oval pattern in the center of the blue band; the five stars represent the five main islands of Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten