Babel

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

Beami

Ba:ibele Diasu Sedade Gagagula Heda:i

  1. Amo esoga, osobo bagade dunu fi da sia: hisu hisu hame galu. Ilia huluane da sia: afadafa fawane galu.
  2. Dunu fi huluane da eso maba gusudili ahoanu, umi soge ea dio amo Ba:bilone ba:i. Amo ganodini ilia fi dialu.
  3. Ilia da amane gilisili sia: dasu, “Defea! Ninia osobo ganumugini, gobele, igi agoai ‘baligi’ hamone, diasu gagumu.’ Amola amo liligi ‘baligi’ ilia da edele amoga madelagisu.
  4. Amalalu, ilia da amane sia:i, “Ninia moilai bai bagade hamomu. Amo ganodini ninia da diasu sedade gagagula heda:i amo da Hebene amoga doaga:mu liligi gagumu. Ninia dio bagade hamomu. Ninia fi da osobo bagade soge huluane amoga afafasa:besa:le agoane hamomu.
  5. Be Hina Gode da moilai bai bagade amola diasu gado gagagula heda:i amo dunu da hamonanu, amo ba:la gudu sa:i.
  6. E amane sia:i, “Ilia da fi afadafa amola sia: afadafa gala. Amo ilia da muni hamobeba:le, hobea huluane ilia hanaiga hamomusa: dawa:mu.
  7. Defea! Ninia da gudu sa:ili, ilia sia: ededenagia:mu. Amasea, ilia sia: hisu hisu amoga sia:sea, nabimu gogolemu.”
  8. Amaiba:le, Gode da dunu fi afagogole, osobo bagade dedeboma:ne asunasi. Ilia amo diasu gagagula heda:i gagumu yolesi dagoi.
  9. Amaiba:le, amo diasu ilia da Ba:ibele dio asuli. Bai amoga Hina Gode da ilia sia: hisu hisu hamoi, amola ili afagogole, osobo bagade soge huluane fima:ne asunasi.

Source: GODE EA SIA: IDA:IWANE GALA. The Holy Bible in the Bedamuni language of Papua New Guinea. Buk Baibel long tok ples Bedamuni. Copyright © 2000 Tom Hoey.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Beami is a member of the Bosavi branch of the Trans-New-Guinea language family spoken in the Western province and Southern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea.

Information about Beami
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beami_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/beo

Tower of Babel in Trans-New Guinea languages

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

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