Babel

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

Cheke Holo

Tifa na neke kaisei cheke ngala

  1. Tifa na, naikno te gnafa ka nauthoglu gne neke kaisei nodi cheke ngala.
  2. Naikno igre jifla mei funudi ke maghati neke soru filoni kaisei sare biꞌo jare Babilonia ne au soru jare.
  3. Mare ne cheke eghu fari thedi, “Tahati na ngigno keha chopu balu buburu, eghuteuna tahati na fapaprai mala maku reꞌe jateula brik eghu.” Aonu mare ne hohoro brik mala ke tughugna thina na, eghuteuna muki mala ke tughugna chopu mala famamaku brik na.
  4. Aonu mare ne cheke eghu fari thedi, “Tahati na eni kaisei noda namono biꞌo nei kaisei suga brahu agne. Suga igne mala brahu tei posa ke klignadi khoveo ka maloa na are. Jame te eni tahati igne na, naikno gnafa ka nauthoglu igre ginauna na fafnakno ghita eigna unha te eni tahati igne. Eghuteuna ginauna na theo kaisei naikno nate mei te roꞌe ghita tahati na, te mala thofa tafri tahati heva heva ke lamna gna nauthoglu igne na.”
  5. Nu LORD ne soru mei mala filoni namono biꞌo na balugna suga teke babana mare igne.
  6. LORD ne cheke eghu, “Gognaro na naikno gre la kaisei vike ngala nei kaisei nodi cheke eghu ngala. Filo. Mare la tangomanadi hila la babana suga biꞌo igne. Mare ginauna na theome raugha hohoro haghe thua nafnata glepo te magnahaghedi thedi re.
  7. Mei ghopa mala soru goigonini tatilo nodi cheke mare igne, mala fari ihoi mare kate cheke fari thedi na.”
  8. LORD ne soru mei funugna kligna nei faꞌihoni nodi cheke mare na. Aonu mare ne thofa tafridi heva heva ke lamnagna nauthoglu gne. Mare ne lilisei nodi gloku na ne theome hohoro nodi namono na.
  9. Mare ne kiloni namono igne Babel, Babel teu igne gaoghathogna “iho” eghu ka cheke Hibru. Naugna LORD ne faꞌihoni nodi cheke mare na ne theome tangomana mare te cheke fari thedi na.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/3230/GEN.11.MRN.

Cheke Holo is a Western Oceanic language spoken on Santa Isabel Island in Isabel Province in the Solomon Islands.

More information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheke_Holo_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mrn

Tower of Babel in Oceanic languages

Aneityum, Cheke Holo, Gapapaiwa, Ghari, Iaai, Kwara’ae, Roviana

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