[Swahili] Civilization IV theme song lyrics

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[Swahili] Civilization IV theme song lyrics

Postby BRDParker » 2006-06-12, 22:44

Hey all,

My friend just recenetly got me into Civilization IV, for which the theme song is in swahili (I think)... lol

Anyway, I know the song is essentially the lord's prayer, but I was wondering about specific words that were in the song more than once. Here are the lyrics:

CHORUS
Baba yetu, Yesu uliye
Mbinguni yetu, Yesu, amina!
Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
Jina lako litukuzwe.
(x2)

Utupe leo chakula chetu
Tunachohitaji utusamehe
Makosa yetu, hey!
Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe
Waliotukosea usitutie
Katika majaribu, lakini
Utuokoe, na yule, milelea milele!

CHORUS

Ufalme wako ufike utakalo
Lifanyike duniani kama mbinguni. (Amina)

CHORUS

Utupe leo chakula chetu
Tunachohitaji utusamehe
Makosa yetu, hey!
Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe
Waliotukosea usitutie
Katika majaribu, lakini
Utuokoe, na yule, simama mwehu

Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
Jina lako litukuzwe.
(x2)

I'm guessing "baba" means father, but what do:

yetu -
yesu -
Mbinguni -
Amina -

mean? Thanks a lot. Also, if you want the song (or the entire soundtrack for that matter), just ask, and I'll post my AIM
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Postby Sarabi » 2006-06-19, 3:51

I don't know much, but while you're waiting for a more knowledgeable person to respond, I'll tell you what I know... (practically nothing)

lakini = but
I believe "baba yetu" means "our father".

Well, I really shouldn't say anything else. I'd like to listen to the song. :P

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Postby BRDParker » 2006-06-21, 0:01

Well, if you'd like the song, send me an AIM at Ben R D Parker. If you have one, what's you name?

Or better yet, is there a way to attach a song to this post?
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Postby Drochfhuaimniú » 2006-06-22, 0:42

I didn't even know those were actual words, I thought it was just generic chanting. That's so awesome.

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Postby BRDParker » 2006-06-23, 15:44

Hey Drochfhuaimniú, I only play it at my friend's house because I've got a not-at-all-too-good computer, but when I get back to school in September, I'm thinking of getting it (if I can get the $). You wanna play sometime?
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Postby Shibo77 » 2006-07-29, 16:24

yetu - our, ours
Yesu - Jesus
mbinguni - heaven
amina - amen, so-be-it

My literal translation of the first few sentences:

Baba yetu, Yesu uliye
Mbinguni yetu, Yesu, amina!
Baba yetu, Yesu, uliye
Jina lako litukuzwe.

Father our, Jesus he-who-is
Heaven our, Jesus, amen!
Father our, Jesus, he-who-is
Name your hallowed.


Sorry that I'm not much help... :?

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Re: Civilization IV theme song lyrics

Postby Purple Julie » 2007-11-05, 14:11

BRDParker wrote:Utupe leo chakula chetu


I know this is old, but for those who are reading;

leo = today
chakula = food
chetu= our (ch-noun class agreement, etu-our)
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