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Babel

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

Mafa

Gi mbia’a te Babel

  1. Herkeda tèlèba, a nè’èn ta staḋ, a da’ai ta staḋ.
  2. Aman ta shkè te man a civèḋ mvèng pats, ta ngots dala te kokwar Shinear, a ta nza a pa.
  3. A ta goḋ a va ta: Yowa, ngo-romokoy wujèḋ ara kwa, a ngo-ndorokoya zura’a! A ta rom staḋ staḋ tèlèba ara kwa, a ta poḋ mpèḋè a bitume.
  4. A ta gaḋa: Ngo-ḋüzlokoy kokwar, gi staḋ te va mbia’a, géd nenga’a da lamka na giḋfèk! Da nda a skwi nslébèrdè nga, a nga vindè gèḋ a gèḋ herkeda asaɓai.
  5. Te deɓa’a Ndo zi pèc pècèk a mshkèhai, a nrka kokwar mbia’a, a gi ngurèa, man ndohi herkeda ta roma.
  6. A Ndo nzi pèc pèck a ngaḋa: Na haha, ndohi kokwar staḋ, a da’ai ta staḋ, a ta hinè ngi aranta di genè; anai ta da dè a ma ma, a ta gi skwi man ta hérè’a.
  7. Yowa, ngodo a hai, ngo-dzokoɓokoy nè’èn ta, a ngiḋè a tsena da’ai ngiḋè ɓai, ngiḋè a tsena da’ai ngiḋè ɓai.
  8. A Ndo nzi pèc pècèk a venda ta gèḋ a géḋ herkeda tèlèba aranta, a ta jèkeda nḋizl kokwar mbia’a.
  9. Gar haha nzlembaḋ kokwar sa, Babel, a géḋ man Ndo nzi pèc pècèk a ndzakaɓama ta nè’èn a ndohi herkeda tèlèba te pa, a venda ta gèḋ a géḋ herkeda tèlèba.

Source: Ma Zhiklè. Testament m’mova’a Testament mɓua’a. La Bible en langue mofa. Société biblique du Cameroun, Yaoundé, 1978.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Mafa is a Chadic language with about 141,000 speakers in northern Cameroon and eastern Nigeria.

More information about Mafa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafa_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/maf

Tower of Babel in Chadic languages

Hausa, Mafa, Marba, Massa, Musey, Psikye, South Giziga

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