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The Lord's Prayer In Choctaw

Piki äba ish binili ma!
Our Father which art in heaven,

Chi hohchifo hät holitopashke
Hallowed be thy name

Ish apehlichika yät älashke.
Thy kingdom come.

Nana ish ai ahni ka yakni pakna ya
Thy will be done in earth,

yohmi kät, äba yakni a yohmi mak o chiyuhmashke.
as it is in heaven.

Himak nitak ilhpak pim ai älhpesa kako ish pi ipetashke.
Give us this day our daily bread.

Mikmät nana il aheka puta ish pi kashoffi kät,
And forgive us our debts,

pishno ät nana pim aheka puta il i kashofi chatuk a ish chiyuhmichaske.
as we forgive our debtors.

Mikmät anukpälika yoka ik ia chik pim
And lead us not into temptation,

aiahno hosh, amba nan-okpulo a ish pi a hlakofihinchashke:
but deliver us from evil;

Apehlichika, mikmät
For thine is the kingdom,

nan-isht-aiahli, micha isht aholitopa
and the power, and the glory

aiena kät chimmi a bilia yoke.
for ever
Amen.

Translated and submitted by Mike Davis

Read Ten Commandments in Choctaw, also by Mike Davis.

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