Babel

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

Oshikwanyama (Kwanyama)

Oshungo yaBabel

  1. Ndele mounyuni aushe omwa le elaka limwe alike noitya imwe.
  2. Ndele eshi va ehena langhele koushilo, ova mona ko ehenene medu laSinear. Ndele oko va tula.
  3. Opo nee vo va tongafana, tava ti: Ileni, tu foromeni eedopi, fye tu di yofe di pama. Eedopi ve di longifa ngaashi omamanya okutunga neka ledu la li ekwatakanifo lado.
  4. Ndele vo tava ti: Ileni, fye tu litungileni oshilando, noshungo ile, onhele yayo i twe keulu. Ndee tu liningileni edina, tu he lihanene nounyuni aushe.
  5. Opo nee Omwene okwa koloka e ya poshi okutala oshilando noshungo ei ya tungwa kovana vovanhu.
  6. Ndee Omwene ota ti: Vo oshiwana shimwe, ndee vo aveshe ve nelaka limwe! Ndele eshi ehovelo alike loilonga yavo. Pamha kape na sha eshi tashi ke va imbifa eshi va yuka okuninga.
  7. Tu yeni, tu kolokeni, fye tu dongakanifeni elaka lavo, opo ve he liude omukwao namukwao.
  8. Osho hano Omwene okwe va halakanifila kombada yedu alishe. Ndele vo ova efa okutunga oshilando.
  9. Onghee hano ve shi luka Babel, osheshi oko Omwene okwa dongakanifile elaka ledu alishe, ndele oko Omwene e va halakanifile ounyuni aushe.

Source: Ombibeli Oyo Omushangwa Muyapuki Wa Wanenena Metestamenti Likulu Nolipe. The Holy Bible in Kwanyama. Bible Society of South Africa, 1974.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Information about Kwanyama
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/kua
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwanyama_dialect

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