Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Origin of LUGBARA

[Now the whole earth had one language and few words. And as men migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly."

And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."

And GOD came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, "Behold they are one people, and they all have one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." So GOD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel (Hebrew word 'balal' means 'confuse', where mighty Nimrod's Kingdom began), because GOD confused the language of all the earth, and from there GOD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.]

Some spoke Arabic, others Aramaic, Italian, Chinese, Zulu, Spanish, Yoruba, German, Cheyenne, Hindi, Russian, Persian or Lugbara. The latter finally settled in Lado Enclave, ask Prophet Moses (Nabi Musa) when he comes back with Elijah. He might have just left out the details in Genesis 11: 1 - 9 (Tawrat/ Torah or Pentateuch) because the list must be too long and confusing. Sometimes, the truth is stranger than fiction.