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Hello fellow Americans! Since I'm proud to be an American, I've placed the translations of the Pledge of Allegiance & the National Anthem that were made in Navajo on this page! Enjoy

Dah Naat' Beehodilzin
     (In Navajo)

Kyah Ashdladiingo nihi hahoodzoog bidah naat'a' t' iyis shi iligo baa bich'i' adhn. Hl ajooba' hasinii yee hadt'. Kyah t'a' si'ng Diyin God yee dhodlzin. Binahji' niik'e ajooba' bidziilii bee da'ahinita'.

 

Pledge of Allegiance
     (in English)

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty & justice for all.

 

Dah Naat'a' So' Bi Sinil
     (In Navajo)

Y'aashg dadsh''
Hyook biyi'd'
Bdahwii'niihgo t'
Dah naat'a' yego nihi nilinii
Noodz d biso' diswos
Naabaahii yitah '
Bits'honye'go dein'
Nihich'i' nddah ndi baa iniidl
Ah hool'g bine' neid
Bhdzidii dahlo ndi
t'iy bee sihasin
T' nih dah sitsooz ndi
T' sh so' bi sinilgo
Dah naat' h hool'a doo
Nihikyah bika'gi
K'ad nihi hodezyl! *

Katherine Duncum, 1988

Click here to hear it read!

The Star Spangled Banner
     (In English)

Oh say can you see
By the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed
At the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes & bright stars
Thru the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched
Were so galantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare,
The bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled
Banner yet wave
Over the land of the free
And the home of the brave!

Frances Scott Key, 1814

Click here to hear it sung!

Note: I am NOT a good singer.
You were warned!!!

* Site Manager's Note: The lyrics above were altered from it's original format. The original phrase ended with, "K'ad hzh nhsdl'," which translates to "now beauty is restored." This type of phrase is found in ceremonial Navajo songs sung by medicine men. The altered form above, translating to "now we are at peace," is more suitable if being sung in a church or public school.

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