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MENDE ( Seim )

Spoken by 5,700 people in Sandaun Province, Nuku district, Torricelli range hills sloping south toward Sepik river plains and 15 villages east of Mehek, Papua New Guinea.
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9 Hako karem orin ji saweka,

Avui nihi hevenik linda mirin,
halanak ma amber hi mihin li hauoweka.
10 Mir nirin mi arangoshinak jip ni likwa oso halanak kolomalok si nama naka.
Halanak heven yok mashi mihin li tiyanda hom misambiyok erem ni tiyaka.
11 Akwa os ter ni akmbaha ni mbawa oson nirin hanak ni aka.
12 Mir avak mbele mbele kavakava os ni undan laha ermbeka,
os nir ma ol kavakavan nirin li uwak mirin ni sawewak kavakava lihin mi laha ermbenda hom, kavakava nihin laha ermbeka.
13 Mir avak jeikayenda nihik si talakwan arangoka.
Uhu mir avak taha nirin kavakava nindik laha.
Uhu mir avak taha nirin ma kava otohi tavak laha apsham eweshinak ni lika,
apsham eweshinak ni lika.

Source: "Mashi Avui Wasilakahi" - The New Testament in Mende, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea 2005
Contributed by Aleksandr Ermanov, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia - E-mail ermanov@donpac.ru

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