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The Lord's Prayer

Tshivenda text

English version

BIVHILI. Ya Othe Manwalo Makhethwa. 
A Testamente Ya kale Na A 
Testamente Ntswa
Pray then, in this way:
Our Father, who art in heaven, 
hallowed be Thy name. 
Thy kingdom come. 
Thy will be done on earth 
as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread 
and forgive us our trespasses 
as we forgive those who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil. 

Tshumelo ya Nyambo dza Lushaka (National Language Service)

Tshivenda text


Tshumelo ya Nyambo dza Lushaka (National Language Services (NLS)) i isa phanda na u tshimbidza vhudavhidzano kha nyambo dzothe. NLS I tshi khou tevhedza thodea dza Mulayotewa, i langula u fhambana ha nyambo kha tshitshavha tshashu nahone I na vhudifhinduleli ha u shumisa nyambo dzothe dza vhathu vha hashu nga u tevhedza maga a mbekanyamaitele ine ndivho yayo ya vha u alusa u shumiswa ha idzi nyambo, na idzo nyambo dze kale dza vha dzo thudzelwa kule. The National Language Service promotes and facilitates communication across languages. In keeping with the language requirements of the Constitution the NLS manages the linguistic diversity of our society and is responsible for harnessing all the languages of our people by putting into practical effect policy measures aimed at promoting the use of these languages, also those languages that have historically been neglected. 


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