Algonquian Prayer: Keihtanit-oom

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					KEIHTANIT- ∞ m O Spirit Keihtanit- ∞ m Keihtanit- ∞ m magunutche nashaüonk wadchanish Keihtanit- ∞ m magunutche meechummuonk wadchanish Keihtanit- ∞ m magunutche weechinnineummoncheg wadchanish Keihtanit- ∞ m magunutche wunnegenash wadchanish Keihtanit- ∞ m magunutche pomantamooonk wadchanish Keihtanit- ∞ m kesteau yau ut nashik ohke wadchanish Keihtanit- ∞ m pasuk naunt manit wadchanish
∞ = oo as in “food”

O Spirit That gives us our breath Watch over us O Spirit That gives us our food Watch over us O Spirit That gives us our family Watch over us O Spirit That gives us our happiness Watch over us O Spirit That makes all living Watch over us O Spirit That makes us onewith you Watch over us O Spirit You are the only One Watch over us

NOTE : wadchanish is imperative, singular (you); its function is as a universal personal referent

From Moondancer (1996) Wampumpeag Translated 1998


				
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Description: A bilingual prayer created in 1998 in primitive Massachusett (now extinct American Indian langauge)