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NEZ PERCÈ

Spoken by 200 people in northern Idaho.
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Lord's Prayer
Lord's Prayer

Source: Matthewnim Taaiskt - The Gospel according to Matthew, translated into the Nez Perces language, by Rev. H.H. Spalding, Missionary of the A.B.C.F.M., New York, 1871.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl E-mail WKuhl44238@aol.com

Another version

Numin Pist kem in ues eis nuespa
Taz He imene wanikt paraquaneitag uag Pahatauyaitag
Taz He imin Miogatoit painag
Taz He imene nekt patuignaitag kino uetespa
kam kus Einuespa ituigneitanig.
Taksain hipt neozenim nuna
kapsisuit nas usunanim
kag kus nun nuaunaisig kakimem inaskapsisuiyutenig
ka wet met nez nikukum kapsisuitg
metu kapsieuitkinig nez nakettem.
Nunag kus.

Contributed by David G. Landsnes, MD - E-mail dgwlmd@superlink.net

Ave Maria!

Kueziyeuyeu Mary kakman iyeuki
Miogat imimpe hi
Wataskin he ues hahatusikinig
uag uataskin iues temanit imim illutkinig Yesus.

Hautnin Mary Akanikinikum Pike
nuna kapsisna nastalaposananim kikuna
kag kaua nun petinugnu.
Nunag kus.

Contributed by David G. Landsnes, MD - E-mail dgwlmd@superlink.net

Ave Maria!

Kaetsiyeuyeu Mary kakmam iyeuki,
Miohat imimpe hi
Watashkin e wesh hahatuaikinih,
wah watshkin hiwesh Temanit imim illutkinih Jesus.

Hautin Mary, Akamkinikum Pike,
nuna kakapshishna nash-talaposhashanim kikawa,
kahkawa nun petinuhnu.
Nunag kus.

From "A Collection of Prayers and Hvmns for the Use of the Children - St. Andrew's Indian School, Pendleton, Oregon 1925."
Contributed by David G. Landsnes, MD - E-mail dgwlmd@superlink.net

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