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Dah Naat’a’í Beehodilzin

US Flag

United States Of America bidah naat’a’í

The Pledge of Allegiance, remember saying those words as a child in school? Before people became out raged about the word God being used in the classrooms?

I Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And the to the republic for which it stands. One Nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

This how we say it in Navajo. There are many ways to say it, but this is one way that I learned.

United States of America (Kéyah Ashdladiingo nihi hahoodzooígíí) bidah naat’a’í t’áá’íiyisíí shiłnílį́įgo báá bich’įį’ádííshní. Háálá ’ajooba’ hasin yee hadít’é. Kéya t’ááłá’í si’ánígíí Diyin God yee ádeihodílzin. Binahjį’ niik’e ajooba’ bidziilii bee da’ahííníítą’.

I learned both ways, saying United States of America or Kéyah Ashdladiingo nihi hahoodzooígíí. I find it’s much easier to say it as United States of America, it flows easier.


2 responses to “Dah Naat’a’í Beehodilzin

  1. Joel Hanggi March 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I need help. I need to get to Sisnaajiní, I am a person of importance,

  2. deidre January 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    i first heard this in kindergarten at crownpoint boarding school. didnt know it at all. by the end of the year, i had it down. i remember being so excited to follow along in the mornings over the school intercom.

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