Babel

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-9)

Guugu Yalandji

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1-9. Jakalbaku bama wubulku kuku nyubunku balkawan. Juma jana bulmbuyman, yalaman, “Ngana wawu kari ngami-ngamimanka. Ngana muruku bunday, ngana junkurrjimal. Ngana town yalbay balkanka, bayan wubul bajaku ngaranka. Ngana bayan nyubun dindarranga ngaral, jarra-jarra bajaku yala manjal.” Yinyamun jana bayan ngaral-ngaranda, God wangkar-wangkarmun kadan, bayan nyajinka. Godungku nyuluku yalaman, “Ngayu binal jananka bamanka. Jana nganya kari kuku-nyajil, jana wawu janankaku junjuy-junjuy yalbay balkanka. Ngayu wawu kari jana bulmbuymanka.” Yinyaynka Godungku kuku walu-yindu walu-yindu bamanda dajin. Yinyamun jana walu-ngangkan-ngangkarin kukuku, jana binal kari. Yinyaynka jana bayan yalbay kari kunbay-manin, kari ngaran baja. Godungku bama ngami-ngami-bungan, yiringkurrku yungan bubungu yindu-yinduymbu. Jananga kuku wubulmarin. Yinyaynka jana yinya town burri dajin, Babylon.

Source: http://aboriginalbibles.org.au/Kuku%20Yalanji/frame_GEN11.htm

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Guugu Yalandji, or Kuku-Yalanji, is a Pama-Nyungan language spoken in Queensland in Australia about 240 people.

More information about Guugu Yalandji
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/gvn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guugu_Yalandji_language

Tower of Babel in Pama-Nyungan languages

Alyawarr, Gumatj, Guugu Yalandji, Kala Lagaw Ya, Martu Wangka, Ngaanyatjarra, Warlpiri

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