Babel

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

Nunggubuyu (Wubuy)

Anaarrawindi ana-lhaagi

  1. Anubani-yumbaa, warraawurru-yung warra-wurru-wurruj aynjaabugij ana-lhaagi wuu-yambini. Wuu-yambini dani-yung-bugij.
  2. Warraawurru-yung wurru-yanggi yaanuwuy ramaliyaj. Wirri-lhangarrmayn lhal a-wumayamaya-rruj. Anaani wu-mayini ana-lhal, Shinar. Nga bagu waadurru-yung wurru-burri.
  3. Wuu-yambiynjini anubagu, “Gurruwaj, ngagurru ngaani-mani marri ngaani-dhurrmana arrmaṉngal, ngaanggaaban-baḻii yadhu, ngaanggu-nangana,” wurru-yamayn. Anubanila-wala, wirri-maṉdhangi arrmaṉngal-wala, nguynju wu-yamaa a-brick-jii, waari yamba anubagu maaynjaari mana-ṉuga. Wuu-rigandi aban-maṉḏuj-maṉḏuj wirriiban-dhangarrmayn. Wu-yamaa nguynju acement-jii.
  4. Wurru-yamayn “Numburraaṉiyn ngaanggu-maṉdhii runggal wumurrng, ngagurraa yungguyung. Marri ngaanggu-maṉdhii yuuguni arrwiyaj-bindiyung anggu-yaarri marri ambarr-yarrdang ana-tower yuwaagu-windiyung arrwar. Nguynju yadhu ngagurri-nyinyung ana-muwaj anggu-mayina anggu-runggal. Nguynju yadhu yagi yungguyung nguu-rajaarri anuguni ana-lhal-aynbaj ana-lhal, yaaji-wugij ngaambu-burraa ngaambu-muṉḏugana.” Dani-yung wurru-yamayn.
  5. Na-Yawei na-God ni-dhirridangi, ni-warranggayn, niwu-nani wubani a-wumurrng marri wubani-yung wugambarr niwu-nani.
  6. Ni-yamayn, “Yigaj, warraawurru wurru-manda-galiynjina,” ni-yamijgini, “Wuu-yambina aynjaabugij yamba ana-lhaagi. Anaani aynjaabugij wirri-maṉdhangi ana-wulhu-wulhurr ana-wumurrng. Bagala marri, ambirri-maṉdhii ambirri-runggal-wana. Anubani-yung-maynji amburru-wijangayii, marri bani-yung amburru-waṉbina.
  7. Anaani ngaynjaminggarrina? Nga-ngu-dhirridang, ngambaa-gaynbijgang ana-lhaagi, nguynju yadhu yagi yungguyung wurraajangaynji ana-lhaagi.” Dani-yung ni-yamaa na-Yawei na-God.
  8. Anubanila-wala wani-rajaarrijgayn. Anubani waari aḏaba ambirri-maṉdhangi ana-wumurrng.
  9. Anubani-yung ana-wumurrng wu-mayini Babel, anaani wiijamana, na-God wani-gaynbijgayn anubani ana-lhaagi, warraarrawindi-lhangu-yinyung warra-wurru-wurruj. Na-Yawei anubanila-wala, wani-rajaarrijgayn aḏaba, wuu-manda-ḏajaarriyn, wuu-ngarra-janggi a-lhal-wuy yuuguni yaanuwuy, wuu-ngarra-janggi.

Source: http://aboriginalbibles.org.au/Wubuy/frame_GEN11.htm

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Nunggubuyu is an Arnhem language spoken mainly in the community of Numbulwar in the Northern Territory in Australia.

More information about Nunggubuyu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunggubuyu_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/nuy

Tower of Babel in Arnhem languages

Enindhilyagwa, Nunggubuyu

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