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TOK PISIN ( Papua New Guinea PIDGIN, Neomelanesian, Pisin, Melanesian Pidgin. Melanesian English )

Lingua franca spoken by 121,000 people in the northern half of Papua New Guinea, home of 826 languages.
Franklin 1998: "Lexicography considerations for Tok Pisin" - Hooley 1962: "Transformations in Melanesian"
Linguistic Lineage for Tok Pisin
Papua New Guinea

Papa bilong mipela
yu stap long heven.
Mekim nem bilong yu i kamap bikpela.
Mekim kingdom bilong yu i kam.
Strongim mipela long bihainim laik bilong yu long graun,
olsem ol i bihainim long heven.
Givim mipela kaikai inap long tude.
Pogivim rong bilong mipela,
olsem mipela i pogivim ol arapela i mekim rong long mipela.
Sambai long mipela long taim bilong traim.
Na rausim olgeta samting nogut long mipela.
Amen.

Contributed by Fr. Geoffrey S. Lee, St Michael's Eriku Parish, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. - E-mail socom@global.net.pg

Another version

Papa bilong mipela,
yu stap long heven,
nem bilong yu i mas i stap holi.
Kingdom bilong yu i mas i kam.
Mipela i mas bihainim laik bilong yu long graun
olsem ol i bihainim long heven.
Nau yu ken givim mipela kaikai inap long dispela de.
Na yu lusim ol rong bilong mipela,
olsem mipela i lusim ol rong ol man i mekim long mipela.
Na yu no bringim mipela long traim,
tasol tekewe mipela long samting nogut.
Kingdom na strong na biknem i bilong yu tasol oltaim.
Tru.

Contributed by Niko Rergo - E-mail jukor@te.net.ua

Another version

Papa bilong mipela, yu i stap long heven:
Nem bilong yu i mas stap holi.
Kingdom bilong yu i mas kam long ol ples.
Mau bilong yu ol i bihainim long heven,
olsem tasol mipela olgelat i mas bihainim long graun tu.
Kaikai bilong mipela bilong de, nau yu givim mipela.
Lusim sin bilong mipela, mipela tu i lusim sin ol i making long mipela.
Yu no bringim mipela long samting bilong traiim mipela.
Tekewe mipela long olgeta samting nogut.
Kingdom na strong na biknem i bilong yu tasol oltaim oltaim.
Tru.

Source: Lotu Buk, published by Kristen Press Inc., Madang, Papua New Guinea - 1970
Contributed to Paul Stacklin - Pstacklin@hotmail.com
by Musawe Sinebare, Papua New Guinea

Another version

Papa bilong mipela
Yu stap long heven
Mekim nem bilong yu i kamap bikpela
Mekim kingdom bilong yu I kam
Strong mipela long bihainin laik bilong yu olsem ol I mekim long heven
Givim mipela kaikai inap long tudei
Pogivim ol ron blong mipela
Olsem mipela I forgivim ol narapela
Sambai long mipela long taim bilong traim
Rausim ol samting nogut blong mipela
Nau na oltaim inap mipela i dai
I tru.

Contributed to Paul Stacklin - Pstacklin@hotmail.com
by Warea Orapa, Papua New Guinea

Another version

Buk Baibel (Bible in Tok Pisin), Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1989.

Papa bilong mipela, yu stap long heven,
nem bilong yu i mas i stap holi.
Kingdom bilong yu i mas i kam.
Mipela i mas bihainim laik bilong yu long graun olsem ol i save bihainim long heven.
Nau yu ken givim mipela kaikai inap long dispela de.
Na yu ken lusim ol rong bilong mipela,
olsem mipela i save lusim ol rong ol arapela i mekim long mipela.
Na yu no ken larim ol traim i kamap long mipela,
tasol yu ken tekewe mipela long ol samting nogut

Source: Bible in Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1989.
Contributed by Aleksandr Ermanov, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia - E-mail ermanov@donpac.ru

Another version

Lord's Prayer

Source: "A Panorama of Indo-European Languages" by W.B. Lockwood, M.A., D. Litt. - London 1972
Contributed by Harold Lush - E-mail rom@netnitco.net

Hail Mary!

Ave Maria,
yu pulap long grasia.
Lord, i stap long yu.
Ol i onaim yu moa long ol meri,
na ol i onaim Jisas,
Em Pikinini bilong bel bilong yu.

Santu Maria, Mama bilong God,
pre bilong helpim mipela manmeri bilong sin,
nau na long taim milpela i dai.
Amen.

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

Hail Mary!

Ave Maria, yu pulap long grasia.
Lord, i stap long yu.
Ol i onaim yu moa long ol meri,
na ol i onaim Jisas,
Em Pikinini bilong bel bilong yu.

Santu Maria, Mama bilong God,
pre bilong helpim mipela manmeri bilong sin,
nau na long taim mipela i dai.
Amen.

Contributed by Fr. Geoffrey S. Lee, St Michael's Eriku Parish, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. - E-mail socom@global.net.pg

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