Babel

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

Kosena

omákaan-damba uráán-kwasai

  1. amápa-kwaasi imbórá-aaimba sun-kwáásí
  2. mésa aavaúmó usópakemba Sínaa maravá'á
  3. kumbá minánúvímbá komaésa sésa maramá táámpau vamái iravímbá agaimáráánana
  4. égési ínataama mindáneiyaa naambá ónááisae sésa mirá kwéesa sésa íma mivá'-maavá'á kwéyáwé ónááisae. ánivo anón-daao'a omákaan-damba úndayaa póna kesúwítaa iyíníye
  5. mirá sésamo omákaan-dambo umbá Aánútu
  6. kunawánéna séna kwaásima kentí-imayaavinkemba mirá kwéowe. amápa-kwaasi imbórá-ááímbá
  7. kwésewe séna ó'on-ó'on-aaimba aokar-aokara'á timúnkakemba kwenáái kwenáái ima
  8. ísówana ti'mátuwówasa omákaan-damba ivátuwesa ópar-ópa'a kwéyáwé uráa.
  9. ó'on-ó'on-aaimba Aánútu tímakaimba póna mimbárúkó áwí'a Pépovare sirái.

Source: ááin-kwasai. Slightly abridged translation of Genesis into Auyaana-Kosena. SIL 1971.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Kosena is a Kainantu language spoken in Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

Information about Kosena
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosena_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/kze

Tower of Babel in Trans-New Guinea languages

Amele, Awara, Barai, Bimin, Binumarien, Borong, Burum-Mindik, Dadibi, Faiwol, Guhu-Samane, Huli, Kamasau, Kamula, Kanite, Komba, Kosena, Kyaka, Maia, Maring, Narak, Ngaing, Numanggang, Samberigi, Siroi, Tairora, Tuma-Irumu, Waris, Waskia, Yipma, Yongkom

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