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

Ngaanyatjarra

Yiwarla Wirrmira-ya Palyarnu

  1. Ngarnmanypalpi-ya yarnangu manta lipingkatja wangka waarrku wangkarranytja. Wangka kutjurtu-ya wangkarranytja.
  2. Palunyalu-ya kakarrara parrapitjalayirnu yurirlpa walykumunukutu pitjangu. Palunyalu-ya ngurrararringu nyinarranytja. Ngurra palunyanya yini Papulaniyanya.
  3. Nyangka-ya kapurturringu watjarnu, “Kulila-ya. Pilki-la mantjiralpi paara witu-witunma.” Nyangka-ya mularrpartu pilki paarnu yapukarraralpi tjaparupirinytja kirtitjuranytja yapu tjunkula lurrtjulkitjalu.
  4. Palunyalu-ya watjarnu, “Yiwarla pirni-munta-lan palyalku nyinakitjalu?” Nyangka-ya mularrpartu yiwarla pirni palyarayirnu, nyangka lipiwana ngaralanytja. Nyangka-yanku watjarnu, “Yiwarla kutjupa-la palyala yilkari katukututjarra ngaralatjaku. Nyangka-lanyayayi pirnilu marninypungama. Nyangka-layi ngurra kutjupa-kutjupaku tjarrarringkutjamaalpa wantirra nyinama.” Nyangka-ya mularrpartu palyaranytja.
  5. Nyangka Mama Kuurrnga tjarungarangu nyakukitja yiwarla-ya palyaranyangka.
  6. Palunyalunku watjarnu, “Wiya, yiwarla ngaanya-ya karnany-karnanytju palyara. Palunyalu-ya wuyurrarringkulalpi kutjupa-kutjupa nintipukalu palyanma wangka waarrku wangkarra kuliranytjalu.
  7. Palunyakutarrartu-lan tjarungaralalpi wangka kutjupa-kutjupanku. Nyangka-ya purtu wangkarra-yanku ngurrkarntanama.”
  8. Nyangka mularrpartu-tjananya wangka kutjupa-kutjupanu. Nyangka-ya yiwarla palunyanya palyantjamaalarringu. Nyangka Mama Kuurrtu-tjananya tjarrarnu. Nyangka-ya tjarra-tjarrarringkula yanu manta lipiwana nyinarranytja.
  9. Palunyanguru-ya yiwarla palunyanya yini Papulannga tjapirnu. Tjiinyamarntu-tjananya Mama Kuurrtu wangka kutjupa-kutjupanu. Nyangka palunyangurulta-ya yankula-warningu ngurra kutjupa-kutjupangka nyinarranytja.

Source: Ngarnmanytjatjanya (Genesis).Mama Kuurrku Wangka. Ngaanyatjarra Shorter Bible. Bible Society of Australia, 2007.
http://aboriginalbibles.org.au/Ngaanyatjarra/frame_GEN11.htm

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Ngaanyatjarra is a member of the Wati branch of Pama-Nyungan language family spoken in Western Australia by about 1,000 people.

More information about Ngaanyatjarra
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngaanyatjarra_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/ntj

Tower of Babel in Pama-Nyungan languages

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

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