Babel

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

OshiNdonga (Ndonga)

Oshungo yaBabel
  1. Aakuuyuni ayehe ya li ye na elaka limwe nomatumbulo ogamwe.
  2. Ano oyo sho ye endaenda nuuzilo, oyo ya mono ko esilukuti mevi lyaSinear noya ka tula nkoka.
  3. Oyo ya popi ya ti: Tu ku umbeni omakuma, tu ga yothe po dhi kole, omakuma ngaka ga li peha lyomamanya, eka lyevi lya li ekwatakanitho lyago.
  4. Oyo ya popi: Eeno ano, tu ku umbeni oshilando noshaanda, ondungu yasho yi tse megulu. Otwa hala, tu idhimbuluthile ondhimbululo, opo twaa halakanithilwe nevi alihe.
  5. Omuwa okwa kuluka ko, a tsu omeho oshilando noshaanda, aana yaantu ye shi umbu.
  6. Omuwa okwa popi: Oshilongo shika oshimwe, oyo ayeye ye na elaka limwe nosho shika ya yi mo oku shi longa; nokuli shika taye shi longo etindi lyiilonga yawo, noshaana shoka tashi ya imbitha okutsakanitha shika ye shi hala.
  7. Tu yeni, tu ka kulukileni ko, tu ka piyaganekeni ko elaka lyawo, yaa uvitathane we omukwawo nomukwawo.
  8. Osho ngeyi Omuwa okwe ya tumbu mo nokwe ya halakanithila po nevi alihe; oyo ya li ye na okweetha po okuumba oshilando shawo.
  9. Onkee oshi ithanwa Babel, oshoka Omuwa kwa piyaganekele ko elaka lyaakuuyuni ayehe. Omuwa okwe ya halakanithila po nevi alihe.

Source: Ombimbeli Ondjapuki Moshindonga. Yi Na Estestamenti Ekulu Nepe Ga Lundulululwa Momalaka Gotango Gombibeli. The Bible in Ndonga. Bible Society of South Africa, 1983.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Ndonga is a Bantu language spoken in Namibia and in parts of Angola.

More information about Ndonga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ndonga_dialect
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/ndo

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